Harrison Hits Take Gnats Past Legends 8-2 Wednesday
August 16, 2012 1:37 PM ET
Savannah, GA - Brian Harrison helped power the Savannah Sand Gnats offense in an 8-2 win over the Lexington Legends Wednesday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. The Gnats took two of three from Lexington and finished their six-game homestand at 5-1. Harrison was 3-for-4 with a two-run double, a solo homerun, and three runs scored.
The Gnats scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 3-0 lead. With two aboard, Harrison laced a two-run double up the left-center field gap to put the Savannah in front, 2-0. Harrison scored later in the inning on LF Greg Pron's RBI groundout for a 3-0 advantage.
Harrison blasted a solo homerun down the leftfield line to lead off the third inning to give the Gnats a 4-0 lead.
Savannah starter Marcos Camarena worked around baserunners in the first three innings but after a 1-2-3 fourth, the Legends broke through for two unearned runs in the fifth inning thanks to a Harrison fielding error on a groundball to his right.
Camarena departed after five innings, yielding to reliever Randy Fontanez who kept the Legends at bay for three scoreless innings.
The Gnats pulled away with four runs in the bottom of the eighth to establish the final 8-2 margin. In the eighth, with two outs and the bases empty, Harrison singled to start the four-run rally. 3B Dustin Lawley doubled home Harrison. C Albert Cordero singled home Lawley and then RF Charley Thurber completed the scoring with a two-run double down the rightfield line.
The Gnats visit Hickory, NC for four games against the Hickory Crawdads Thursday through Sunday. Fans can catch all of the action live on News/Talk 630 and online at sandgnats.com on the radio broadcast presented by Subway.
Savannah returns home to begin their final homestand on Monday, August 20 against the Asheville Tourists on Dollar Monday, presented by Kroger, the Savannah Morning News and E93.
Dollar Monday presented by Kroger, the Savannah Morning News and E93
General admission tickets are just $1 with a Kroger Plus card, or with coupons available in Monday's Savannah Morning News, or online at savannahnow.com or E93fm.com. Hot dogs, chips, small sodas and Natty Lights are only $1 each at the game!
ABOUT THE SAVANNAH SAND GNATS
The Savannah Sand Gnats, the Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets, is a professional minor league baseball team and a member of the South Atlantic League. Savannah plays its home games at Historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah, GA, just minutes from downtown Savannah. Historic Grayson Stadium is situated within Savannah's Daffin Park, creating a unique atmosphere and a "Park within a Park" setting. The Sand Gnats are a part of the Savannah baseball tradition dating back to 1904.
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