North Augusta -- Landon Stephens hit two home runs, and his second broke the tie in the 8th inning. The Jackets hung on for an 8-6 victory and split the six-game series with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs).
Manuel Espinoza retired the first nine he faced for Myrtle Beach on the mound. Joey Estes allowed four runs on the mound, but all of them were unearned. Estes went six-innings and struck out nine. The Pelicans scored one in the second inning, and three in the third.
With the game at 4-0, Stephens crushed his 10th homer of the year in the fifth inning. Brandon Parker came up later in the inning with Ricardo Rodriguez on-base, and he hit his seventh home run of the year. It was a 4-3 game.
In the sixth inning, the GreenJackets took the lead to put Estes in line for a win. Stephens singled in a run to tie the game at four. Then, it was Stephen Paolini to break the tie. A double off the wall scored two, and the lead was 6-4.
Malcolm Van Buren retired the side in the seventh, but the Pelicans responded with two in the eighth. Kevin Made drove in two with a single, and we were tied at six.
In the eighth, Stephens decided to go deep again. It was the first multi home run game of his career, and the Jackets led 7-6. Later in the inning, a Cam Shepherd double gave the Jackets an insurance run to make it 8-6.
Alec Barger came on for the ninth inning to earn the save.
- Joey Estes has pitched six or more innings four times this year.
- Landon Stephens has all 11 of his home runs in June-August 1. He did not hit a homer in May.
- Brandon Parker had his fifth multi-hit game of the year.
HOMESTAND: Tuesday, August 10th - Sunday, August 15th vs Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (Chicago White Sox)
Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 vs Kannapolis Cannon Ballers – 7:05 p.m.
- Gates Open 6:00pm
- CSRA Job Fair/Career Day at SRP Park
o Fans who bring a resume to the SRP Park Box Office can get a $5 General Admission/Standing Room Only ticket which will gain them admission into the ballpark for both the GreenJackets game, and the Job & Career Fair.
· Georgia Southern Night
· Spencer Strider Poster Giveaway
o First 1,000 fans receive a Spencer Strider (Clemson Alum) poster presented by Cintas & Phoenix Printing
- “First Responder Tuesday’s,” presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors, News 12/NBC 26 & Sunny 102.7
- All Fire, Police, and EMS can receive $2 off reserved or general admission (standing room only) ticket options with valid ID at the SRP Park Box Office (while supplies last).
- Register to be our Academy Sports and Outdoors First Responder of the Game and receive four (4) tickets, four (4) food vouchers and a $100 gift card to Academy Sports & Outdoors. Link to Register: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/gj-first-responders
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 vs Kannapolis Cannon Ballers – 7:05 p.m.
· Gates Open 6:00pm
· Health Fair
o Keep up that healthy lifestyle and learn from local businesses! Included with your ticket to the game!
o SRP Park Health Fair in partnership with AARP Georgia, Comfort Keepers and Augusta, Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy & WGAC News-Talk will take place from 6-8 p.m. on the main concourse.
· It’s the ever-popular Play Baseball Bingo presented by Comfort Keepers, guests receive a bingo card upon entry and play to win prizes all night long.
· Join us for “Warrior Wednesday” presented by WRDW News-Talk WGAC Augusta
o The Jackets will wear special military-themed jerseys. The specialty jerseys will be auctioned off on Wednesday, September 8th to benefit Forces United.
o Active military who present ID can purchase $2 off or general admission (standing room only) ticket options at the SRP Park Box Office.
· It’s a Silver Jackets Club Member Night presented by AARP Georgia, Augusta Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy and Comfort Keepers. Guests 60+ can join this great club to join us every Wednesday, to learn more visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/gj-silver-jackets.
Thursday August 12th, 2021 vs Kannapolis Cannon Ballers – 7:05 p.m.
· Gates Open 6:00pm
· Clemson Night with special appearance by Woody Dantzler and the Tiger!
- Celebrate Clemson and have the chance to meet Woody Dantzler and the Clemson Tiger! Purchase the VIP Package for $20 and receive a reserved ticket, a food voucher, and the chance to meet Woody and the Tiger before the public! To purchase the VIP Package, select the yellow reserved sections (107, 108, 109, 110), click the pencil icon and select "Dantzler Meet & Greet" to purchase tickets. | Presented By Tri-Star Contractors
· Thirsty Thursday returns Presented by KICKS99, BOB FM, Garden City Social and Mr. Tattoo. The weekly promotion features $1 PBR and Natural Light and all draft beer and 21 oz Coca-Cola Fountain Soda half price from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Friday, August 13th, 2021 vs Kannapolis Cannon Ballers – 7:05 p.m.
Gates Open 6:00pm
· Pimento Cheese Night presented by Palmetto Cheese
- That famous sandwich identity is back for another cheesy weekend! The team will wear specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game on Saturday night with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
· Braves BUZZFest – Red Out
· Scout Night
o Catch a GreenJackets game, sleepover on the field, enjoy a post-game movie and earn a badge! Contact the GreenJackets Office about signing up your troop!
· Bee A Fan Feature Friday is back where every Friday Game features a select beer on special at the Keg Stand and Chef John and Team Food & Beverage whip up a special menu option available all weekend long! Half-off draft of the night is Bold Rock Hard Cider at the Keg Stand from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 vs Kannapolis Cannon Ballers – 6:05 p.m.
· Pimento Cheese Night presented by Palmetto Cheese
o That famous sandwich identity is back for another cheesy weekend! The team will wear specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game on Saturday night with proceeds benefiting a local charity.
· Gates Open at 4:30 p.m.
· The White Claw Concert Series continues with a Pre-game concert!
· Guests can enjoy $2 off White Claw until first pitch
· It’s another MEGA BOOMing fireworks show of the 2021 season! You don’t want to miss a Saturday baseball game finished off with fireworks!
· Another Saturday, another Anthony and London Thaun State Farm Family Saturday! Come on out and cheer on the Jackets!
*· *Media Sponsor: KICKS99
Sunday, August 15th, 2021 vs Kannapolis Cannon Ballers – 7:05 p.m.
· Auggie’s Birthday Bash
o Celebrate our lovable mascots birthday!
· Water Bottle & Cooling Towel Giveaway
o Stay cool with these great items! While supplies last | Presented By Phoenix Printing | First 1,000
· Post-Game Kids Run the Bases
o Kids 12 and under can run the bases following the game presented By Shout 94.7 FM
· Bark in the Park
o Bring out your four-legged GreenJackets fan for a night at the ballpark presented by Hollywood Feed. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in the lower seating bowl (excluding section 100). Dogs cannot go up to the WOW! Club, Suites and MurphyAdvantage.com Lounge. Dogs are free to the game. Dogs and owners must check in the Dog Waiver Table by the Main Gate Entrance. Relief areas for dogs are the Berm and behind the centerfield near the Batting Cages presented By Hollywood Feed
- Sunday FUNday presented thanks to Shout 94.7 - Enjoy kid-friendly themes and activities during the game!
- Every Sunday features the Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ Sunday Savings Meal Deal for fans 12 and under to enjoy savings and a delicious menu option.
- Jr. Jackets Game presented by Best Office Solutions, Family Y of Greater Augusta, Pediatric Partners and Tum-E Yummies. Kids 12 and under get in this game for FREE by joining our FREE Club to select games throughout the season and receive great giveaways and benefits. Not a member sign up today: https://www.milb.com/augusta/community/jr-jackets-activities
To learn more or purchase tickets to this homestand or any 2021 GreenJackets home game visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/tickets/promotions
The MLB Mandated clear bag policy is in effect for the 2021 season. For a complete rundown of SRP Park Gameday need to knows visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/srp-park-rules.
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About SRP Park/Augusta GreenJackets
GreenJackets Baseball Tickets are on sale now and available online www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com. Join us to BEE a FAN all summer long at SRP Park.
2021 Augusta GreenJackets season seat memberships are on sale now. To learn more about the benefits and to get in on the 2021 action, visit www.gjmembers.com or call (803) 349-WINS (9467).
The Low-A East schedule is subject to change. It is the Low-A East and Major League Baseball’s commitment to protecting the health and safety of players, club employees, and fans.
SRP Park is the anchor piece of Riverside Village, a live, work, "playball" development which includes apartment living, retail, restaurants, class "A" office space, and a Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. To learn more about SRP Park and hosting events and availability, visit www.thesrppark.com.