Jackets inch closer to first half title

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News 12 @ 11 Sun. June 10

Augusta, GA.-- The Augusta Greenjackets finished off the four game sweep of Savannah on Sunday with a 9-4 win. Starter Ben Snyder won his second straight game and Ryan Rohlinger and Tyler Graham each homered in the win to back their starter.

Snyder (6-2) retired the first nine batters he faced before allowing a lead off double in the fourth inning. Snyder worked six innings and allowed three runs on four hits while striking out six and did not issue a walk.

Augusta again took advantage of the big inning plating five runs in the second inning for a 6-0 lead after two innings. Marcus Sanders scored the first run in the frame on a fielding error from third baseman Leivi Ventura when Graham hit a ball sharply too him. Mike McBryde followed reaching on an error, again from Ventura, and then Emmanuel Burriss connected for an RBI single scoring Graham for a 3-0 lead.

Burriss then stole second base and McBryde scored from third on the play when catcher Francisco Pena threw the ball into center field. Rohlinger followed with a two-run homer over the left field wall to cap off the scoring in the second, giving Augusta all the runs they would need.

Augusta added three more insurance runs in the fifth inning when Graham connected for his first home run of the season, a three-run shot over the left field wall, giving the GreenJackets a 9-1 lead.

The Greenjackets magic number to clinching the first half title is now 3.

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