Augusta, GA-The Asheville Tourists continued to swing the bats well and pulled away from the GreenJackets for the second night in a row. This led to the GreenJackets falling 8-2 Saturday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
The GreenJackets had a 2-0 lead going into the fourth inning. With two outs in the top of the frame, Bobby Wernes hit a solo home run to trim the GreenJackets lead to 2-1. With one out in the fifth, Jacob Bosiokovic, Carlos Herrera, Manuel Melendez, and Jose Gomez hit four consecutive singles which led to three runs being scored putting the Tourists on top 4-2. Willie Abreu followed with a double, scoring another run to give the Tourists a 5-2 lead.
The big fifth inning ended the night for Domenic Mazza who gave up five runs off of nine hits and struck out four in his start for the GreenJackets. Jose Morel came on in relief and gave up three runs in three innings of work. Jeff Burke then came on and tossed a scoreless ninth.
The GreenJackets struck first when Skyler Ewing connected with a two run homerun with two outs in the bottom of the first, giving the GreenJackets the early 2-0 lead. It was all the scoring they would get on the night.
The GreenJackets will be back in action on Sunday evening for game three of the four game series with the Tourists. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05pm with the gates opening at 4:00pm. It is the third and final day of Augusta Pirates 80's Weekend. It is also Hot Cars and $1 Dogs as part of Junior Jackets Kids Club Day presented by Associated Credit Union, EdVenture Kids Museum, Pediatric Partners of Augusta, Tum-E Yummies, and PDQ. Kids ages 12 and under will also be able to 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 fourth Bark in the Park of the season presented by Garden City Pet.
Stephen Woods (4-6, 3.07) will start on the mound for the GreenJackets against Riley Pint (1-8, 4.44) for the Tourists.
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