Thursday June 5, 2008
Greenville, SC – The Augusta GreenJackets (34-26) lost their third straight game to the Greenville Drive (34-27) on Thursday night with a 6-4 loss. Nick Noonan drove in three runs to give Augusta a late lead in the seventh inning but reliever Dan Turpen allowed four runs in the eighth inning as Greenville rallied back for the win.
Trailing 4-2 entering the bottom of the eighth inning, the Drive got back-to-back RBI singles from Jared Stanley and Luis Exposito to tie the game at 4-4 with one out. Ty Weeden then came through with a two-out, two-run single to put the Drive up 6-4. Turpen (3-3) allowed all four runs on five hits in 1.2 innings. The right-hander also walked one and struck out two.
Augusta trailed 2-0 most the game before plating four runs in the
seventh inning to take a 4-2 lead. Charlie Culberson had an RBI sac-fly to break up the shutout then Noonan came through with a two-out, three-run double to put Augusta up 4-2. Starter Madison Bumgarner got the no-decision allowing two runs on six hits over six innings. The lefty walked one and struck out five.