Jackets Use Power To Beat West Viriginia

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Monday August 11, 2008
Augusta, GA – The Augusta GreenJackets (41-28, 32-17) began an eight game home stand on Monday night against the West Virginia Power (32-37, 34-16) with a 6-0 win. Starter Scott Barnes worked a career high seven innings and Augusta scored all six runs in the fourth inning.

Garrett Baker got the scoring started with a two-run double scoring Andrew Davis and Dayton Buller for a 2-0 lead. Elio Sarmiento followed reaching on an error from shortstop Matt Cline that allowed Baker to score giving Augusta a 3-0 lead. James Simmons followed with a two-run homer, his fourth of the season, putting Augusta up 5-0. Juan Ciriaco capped off the scoring with a two-out RBI single scoring Nick Noonan. Barnes (1-1) recorded his first professional win allowing just one hit, two walks and striking out six.

David Mixon worked the final two scoreless innings allowing a pair of singles as Augusta held the leagues top hitting team to just three hits.