Jackets score 4 in 4th to pull away

Santos extends on-base streak to 20 games in 1st

By Josh Feldman / Greensboro Grasshoppers | May 13, 2018 9:13 PM

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (May 13, 2018) -- The Augusta GreenJackets scored the game's final nine runs, including a 4-run fourth inning, to pull away from the Grasshoppers, 10-2, on Sunday afternoon at SRP Park. The Jackets' leadoff hitter Logan Baldwin paced the opposition with four hits, including three doubles, and five RBI.

With the game tied 2-2, Augusta sent eight men to the plate in the bottom of the fourth to pull away from Greensboro. Jacob Gonzalez led off with a base hit and advanced to third base with two outs in the frame. Jeffry Para and T.J. Bennett followed with base hits to take a 3-2 lead, and Nick Hill walked to load the bases. Hoppers starting pitcher Edward Cabrera uncorked a wild pitch to plate Para, and Baldwin added a 2-run single to cap the big frame with a 6-2 lead. 

Cabrera (0-3) took the loss, allowing six runs on nine hits over 4.0 innings while walking one and striking one. Augusta's Jose Marte (4-1) earned the win, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits in 6.0 innings, striking out six and walking one.  

In the sixth, Para belted a solo home run (3), and Baldwin added an RBI-double. 

Greensboro (16-18) scored the game's first run in the top of the first when Thomas Jones reached base on catcher's interference and advanced from first to third on a wild pitch. Jose Devers followed with an RBI-groundout to cash Jones. 

Hoppers left fielder Jhonny Santos extended his hitting streak to 10 games and on-base streak to 20 games with a double in the first inning before leaving the game following the hit with a leg injury. Santos has hit safely in every game since May 2, and his on-base streak, which was the second-longest active streak in the league entering the day, dates back to April 14. 

The Grasshoppers continue this 4-game series on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at SRP Park. The team returns home on Thursday to begin an 8-game home stand, and tickets are available online at gsohoppers.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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