Kannapolis Drops Final Game in Augusta; Still Wins Series

By Kannapolis Intimidators | July 8, 2019 11:44 AM

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The Kannapolis Intimidators (11-7, 39-47) didn't have the timely hitting or pitching all afternoon against the Augusta GreenJackets (10-8, 46-40) and ultimately fell 7-1 in the last game of their series.

Augusta struck first with a three-run shot in the bottom of the second inning from Orlando Garcia to score Zander Clarke and Mikey Edie.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the GreenJackets extended their lead even further. Jose Layer singled to score Garcia and go up 4-0. A wild pitch from Jason Bilous (L, 2-6) allowed Anyesber Sivira to score. Just a couple pitches later, Jacob Gonzalez hit a two-run home run to score him and Layer and go up 7-0 after five.

Bilous' night ended after five innings of work, giving up seven runs on seven hits, including five strikeouts and one walk. Wilber Perez received the first call out of the bullpen.

When the top of the sixth came around, the weather became an issue and resulted in a two hour and ten-minute delay.

When play resumed, things were much of the same for a Kannapolis team that, despite totaling the same amount of hits (8) in the game as Augusta, just couldn't get them when they mattered most.

Johan Cruz hit a solo home run (5) in the top of the ninth to prevent the Intimidators from getting shut out, but that was all they were able to generate as they fell 7-1 on the day.

The Intimidators still managed to take three out of four in their road series with the GreenJackets, and after their off day on Monday, will begin a homestand against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

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

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