Wednesday July 9, 2008
Lakewood, NJ – The Augusta GreenJackets (41-28, 14-6) lost to the Lakewood BlueClaws (38-32, 12-8) for a second consecutive game as Lakewood rallied back from a three run deficit to win 6-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday. Waldis Joaquin suffered the blown save and Augusta lost for the first time this season when leading after eight innings.
The GreenJackets took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning but the combination of Andrew De La Garza and Joaquin could not hold a lead. With two outs in the inning and the bases loaded Mike Durant reached on an error from Andrew Davis, his second in the half inning, allowing a run to score. Joaquin then came in and allowed a two-run single to T.J. Warren to tie the game at 5-5.
Lakewood won it in the 10th inning on a one out RBI single from pinch hitter Joel Naughton scoring Travis Mattair from second. Mattair led off the inning with a double down the right-field line. Joaquin (1-2) allowed one run on three hits over two thirds of an inning in his second blown save of the season.
Lakewood took a 2-0 lead in the second inning off starter Daryl Maday getting RBI singles from Mattair and Derrick Mitchell. Augusta came back in the top of the third with four runs for a 4-2 lead. Angel Villalona connected for an RBI double then two batters later Davis came through with a two-run single to give Augusta a 3-2 lead. Elio Sarmiento brought home the fourth run when he reached on a fielder’s choice. The GreenJackets pushed the lead to 5-2 in the top of the ninth inning on an RBI sac-fly from Davis scoring Charlie Culberson from third.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.