Four-Run Third Propels Augusta to Another Victory
GreenJackets Edge Pelicans on Friday Night Four-Run Third Propels Augusta to Another Victory MYRTLE BEACH, SC: The Augusta GreenJackets (25-26) held on late to top the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (24-28) for their third win of the week on the road with a 6-5 victory on Friday night. The scoring began
GreenJackets Edge Pelicans on Friday Night
Four-Run Third Propels Augusta to Another Victory
*MYRTLE BEACH, SC: *The Augusta GreenJackets (25-26) held on late to top the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (24-28) for their third win of the week on the road with a 6-5 victory on Friday night.
The scoring began in the top of the third inning when the GreenJackets struck for four runs, starting with a solo home run by Stephen Paolini to make it 1-0 Augusta. They'd up the lead to 2-0 on an RBI single by Ignacio Alvarez followed by a sacrifice fly off the bat of David McCabe to give Augusta a 3-0 edge. Kevin Kilpatrick capped off the inning with an RBI triple into the left-center gap to bring home Drake Baldwin, extending the advantage to 4-0.
The Pelicans would get one of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI double by Moises Ballesteros to make it a 4-1 game after three.
Myrtle Beach grabbed another run in the fourth on a groundout from Reginald Preciado as James Triantos touched home to cut the Augusta lead to 4-2.
The score remained locked at 4-2 into the seventh until the Pelicans inched closer by scoring another run on an RBI single by Ezequiel Pagan to make it a 4-3 game.
But the GreenJackets were able to get the momentum back on their side in the eighth as Francisco Floyd pushed the lead back to three with a two-run single with the bases loaded as the two insurance runs made it 6-3 Augusta.
Things would get interesting in the ninth inning as the Pelicans pulled within one again on a two-run homer by Moises Ballesteros with two outs. But Rob Griswold halted Myrtle Beach after that by striking out Ezequiel Pagan on three pitches to end the game, securing a 6-5 win for the GreenJackets.
Rolddy Muñoz (1-3) earned his first winning decision of the season in relief while Rob Griswold (8) closed out his second game of the week. Myrtle Beach starting pitcher Grant Kipp (0-1) was saddled with the loss.
The Atlanta Braves' first-round pick from the 2022 Draft, Owen Murphy made his debut as the starter and dealt 2.2 innings striking out 5 during his outing, including punching out the side in the second. Francisco Floyd drove in two runs for the second consecutive night with his clutch, two-run single in the eighth inning. Ignacio Alvarez picked up an RBI in his third straight game with his run-producing single in the fourth while Stephen Paolini's sixth home run of the season helped the GreenJackets get their scoring run started.
JR Ritchie is the next Braves draft selection to make his GreenJackets debut as he'll get the starting nod on Saturday for Augusta with first pitch slated for 6:05 p.m. from Pelicans Ballpark.
The final homestand of 2022 for the GreenJackets begins on Tuesday, August 30 against the Salem Red Sox with the CSRA Job & Career Fair, First Responder's Tuesday presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors, and $2 TWOsday with $2 Miller Lite Drafts. Wednesday is Warrior Wednesday along with the Corona Bucket Special, Baseball Bingo, and the SRP Park Health Fair. Get your football jerseys on for Thursday as it's Football Night at the ballpark along with the last Thirsty Thursday of the season to go along with another Atlanta Braves World Series Champions Replica Ring giveaway for the first 1,000 fans! You'll want to be at the park early again on Friday for a Specialty Collector's Cup giveaway in addition to the final Braves' BUZZfest of the year. Saturday is Hall of Fame Night with a throwback Shersey Giveaway to go along with live pregame music from Josh Hillley as part of the White Claw Pregame Concert Series from 4:30-5:30 pm. Sunday is the final home game of 2022 and it's Fan Appreciation/Luau Night with the final postgame Fireworks Extravaganza to close out the home season!
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