Augusta, GA-The Augusta GreenJackets committed four errors Sunday afternoon in a 7-1 loss to the Lexington Legends at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The loss dropped the GreenJackets to 11-24 on the season.
The GreenJackets were in striking distance trailing only 2-1 going into the seventh but things quickly unraveled after that. Amalini Fukofuka led off the inning with a single and Marten Gasparini drew a walk. With one out, Khalil Lee walked to load the bases ending the day for GreenJackets starter Stephen Woods who was sensational striking out seven in six and a third innings of work and only gave up one earned run off of six hits.
With two outs in the inning, Meibrys Viloria was hit by pitch to force home a run. Joe Dudek singled to plate two more and Emanuel Rivera followed with a two run double to blow the game open.
The GreenJackets saw a single by the leadoff batter in each of the first three innings, but those early opportunities were squandered by several base running mistakes. Ashford Fulmer led off the first with a single but was picked off of first. After Skyler Ewing singled to lead off the second, Jacob Heyward followed with another single but Ewing overran second base and was tagged out when attempting to return to the bag. In the third, Kevin Rivera was caught stealing second after hitting a leadoff single.
Going into the bottom of the fourth, the GreenJackets still only trailed 1-0. Ewing tied the game at one with a solo home run to lead off the inning.
The GreenJackets will be back in action Monday night for game three of the four game series with the Legends. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm with the gates opening at 6:00pm. It is Quince De Mayo and Feed Your Face Monday presented by Little Caesars and WRDW News 12 WAGT 26.
Domenic Mazza (1-4, 5.73) will start on the mound for the GreenJackets against Garrett Davila (3-0, 4.65) for the Legends.
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