Augusta, GA-The GreenJackets kept the Charleston RiverDogs off home plate from the second inning on in a 5-1 victory Saturday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The victory gave the GreenJackets their fifth consecutive win.
After giving up a run off a pair of hits in the first inning, GreenJackets starter Yordy Cabrera settled in and held the RiverDogs to only one additional hit through seven innings of work. He struck out a total of seven on the night. Jose Morel and Patrick Ruotolo each contributed a shutout inning in relief with Ruotolo striking out the side in the ninth to seal the victory.
Trailing 1-0, Jose Vizcaino led off the bottom of the second with a single. With one out, Michael Bernal singled to advance him to third. Adam Sonabend followed with a single to score him and tie the game at one.
The GreenJackets took the lead for good when Shawon Dunston hit a solo home run to lead off the fifth. The offense continued to pour it on when Jean Angomas followed with a double. Vizcaino then singled him home making it 3-1 GreenJackets. Angomas added another base hit when he singled to lead off the seventh and advanced to second on a fielding error by RiverDog's right fielder Pablo Olivares. Vizcaino added another RBI with a double scoring Angomas to give the GreenJackets a 4-1 lead. With one out in the eighth, Ashford Fulmer singled and stole second. With two outs, Dunston singled him home to make it 5-1.
The GreenJackets will be back in action Sunday evening for game three of the four-game series with the RiverDogs. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05pm with the gates opening at 4:00pm. It is the last ever Junior Jackets Kids Club Day at the Lake presented by Associated Credit Union, EdVenture Kids Museum, Pediatric Partners of Augusta, Tum-E Yummies, and PDQ. Kids ages 12 and under will be able to Eat Free and run the bases after the game. Before the game, kids will be able to play catch on the field with the players. It is also the final Bark in the Park Night at the Lake presented by Garden City Pet.
Stephen Woods (6-7, 3.06) will start on the mound for the GreenJackets against Alexander Vargas (1-3, 3.61) for the RiverDogs.
The final season at the Lake is winding down with only two more chances to catch your GreenJackets in action. We invite you to Catch the Buzz and come out to Lake Olmstead Stadium to enjoy the fun as Your GreenJackets celebrate with a jam-packed promotional lineup. Tickets start as low as $9. For more information, including promotions, group opportunities and more, visit www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com or contact the GreenJackets Front Office at (706) 922-WINS (9467).
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