Thursday April 30, 2009
Augusta, GA – The Augusta GreenJackets are used to piling on the runs in their victories but tonight was a little different. The Jackets scored a pair in the eighth inning to earn a 3-1 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods. It was Augusta’s first win this season when they haven’t scored seven or more runs in the game.
With the game knotted at one in the eighth, Dom Duggan led off the frame by lining a triple to dead center, over the head of Justin Reynolds. Ryan Lormand followed with a double to the left field corner to score Duggan. Mike Loberg tried to bunt Lormand to third but reached on a throwing error by pitcher Josh Satow. With one out and two on, Charlie Culberson knocked a single through the right side to plate Lormand and give Augusta a two-run lead.
The GreenJackets opened the scoring early on as Duggan walked, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on Loberg’s RBI groundout to give the Jackets an early lead. Bowling Green put the equalizer across in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Mike Sheridan to score Jake Jeffries, who opened the inning with a walk.
The game featured solid pitching by Kelvin Marte and Chris Andujar pitching for the GreenJackets and Hot Rods respectively. Marte got the no decision after 5.2 solid innings of one-run baseball. He allowed just five hits and a pair of walks with two strikeouts. Andujar (2-2) came on in the fourth in relief of starter Joe Cruz kept Augusta at bay for four innings before allowing the two extra base hits at the start of the eighth. He takes the loss after allowing two runs on four hits with a walk.
Chance Corgan (2-0) retired 11 of the 12 hitters he faced to earn his second win of the year after a solid 3.1 inning effort. Corgan allowed one base runner on a base hit and struck out three.