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Jackets split series with RiverDogs

Augusta GreenJackets manager Michael Saunders, doubling as the team's third base coach, flashes...
Augusta GreenJackets manager Michael Saunders, doubling as the team's third base coach, flashes signs to Drew Batter during the team's season opener on Wednesday.(Mike Jakucionis)
Updated: Jun. 6, 2021 at 8:16 PM EDT
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North Augusta, SC – The Jackets led 9-2 over the Charleston RiverDogs (Tampa Bay Rays) on Sunday, but the RiverDogs made things interesting. Augusta pulled out a 9-7 win to earn a series split with Charleston. Augusta now prepares for a six-game series at SRP Park starting Tuesday with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs).

The Jackets are 13-7 on the season. Charleston goes to 18-12.

Darius Vines made his second start of the series and went five innings, allowing only two runs, to get his first professional win.

The offense got the bats rolling in the fourth inning. With the game tied at one, Brandon Parker hit his fourth home run of the season to put the Jackets up 3-1. Connor Blair snagged a sacrifice fly to make it 4-1, then Braulio Vasquez went deep. A two-run shot made it 6-1 Augusta.

Two more runs came across in the fifth inning on an error. A third scored on a Vaughn Grissom single. It was 9-2 after five innings. Charleston used the long ball to get back into the game. Two home runs from Hill Alexander certainly helped. Abiezel Ramirez had one, and it was Nick Schnell in the 9th inning to lead it off and make it a 9-7 game.

Ben Dum earned the save though and the Jackets got a series split.

NOTES:

  • Willie Carter finished 3-for-4, RBI. It was his 10th multi-hit game of the season. He is now hitting .344.
  • Brandon Parker is now tied with Cade Bunnell for the team lead in home runs with four.
  • Darius Vines now has an ERA of 2.25 after 24 innings this year.

NEXT HOMESTAND: Tuesday, June 8th- 13th vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs)

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.

  • Gates Open 6:00pm
  • “First Responder Tuesday’s,” presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors, News 12/NBC 26 & Sunny 102.7

· All Fire, Police, and EMS can receive $2 off reserved or general admission (standing room only) ticket options with valid ID at the SRP Park Box Office (while supplies last).

  • Be our First Responder of the Game

· Register to be the Academy Sports and Outdoors First Responder of the Game and receive four (4) tickets, four (4) food vouchers and a $100 gift card to Academy Sports & Outdoors. Link to Register: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/gj-first-responders

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.

· Gates Open 6:00pm

· It’s the ever-popular Play Baseball Bingo presented by Comfort Keepers, guests receive a bingo card upon entry and play to win prizes all night long.

· Join us for the fourth “Warrior Wednesday” presented by Augusta Technical College & News-Talk WGAC Augusta

o The Jackets will wear special military-themed jerseys. The specialty jerseys will be auctioned off on Wednesday, September 8th to benefit Forces United.

o Active military who present ID can purchase $2 off or general admission (standing room only) ticket options at the SRP Park Box Office.

· It’s a Silver Jackets Club Member Night presented by AARP Georgia, Augusta Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy and Comfort Keepers. Guests 60+ can join this great club to join us every Wednesday, to learn more visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/gj-silver-jackets.

Thursday June 10th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.

· Gates Open 6:00pm

· It’s Country vs Country Club Night. Which one are you? Country or Country Club? Come out dressed in your favorite country or country club attire for the game!

· Thirsty Thursday is BACK! Presented by KICKS99, BOB FM, Garden City Social and Mr. Tattoo. The weekly promotion features $1 PBR and Natural Light and other discounted beers from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Friday, June 11th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 7:05 p.m.

  • Gates Open 5:30pm
  • Faith & Family Night!

· Come on out and join us for Faith and Family Night. West Avenue Worship from First Baptist Church North Augusta will perform a Pre-Game Concert from 5:30-6:45

  • Braves BUZZFest – Red Out
  • Bee A Fan Feature Friday is back where every Friday Game features a select beer on special at the Keg Stand and Chef John and Team Food & Beverage whip up a special menu option available all weekend long!

· Keg Stand will feature Columbia Craft Brewing Company this week from 6:00PM-8:00PM. A representative from Columbia Craft Brewing will be on hand to hand out swag and talk all things beer.

· The Featured item of the weekend comes in 2 forms this week:

· Buffalo Wing Burger (Bee’Stro) and the Buffalo Wing Dog (Back 9 Grill) which includes wing sauce, blue cheese and pickled carrots.

Saturday, June 12th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 6:05 p.m.

  • Gates Open 4:30 pm
  • F*R*I*E*N*D*S Night with The One Where They Go to the Game Package which includes 6 Reserved Seat tickets to the Saturday game, and a Food Voucher!
  • Another Saturday, another Anthony and London Thaun State Farm Family Saturday! Come on out and cheer on the Jackets!
  • Media Sponsor: KICKS99
  • The White Claw Concert Series continues with a Pre-game Concert from 4:30-5:45 featuring Chris Strikeland

· Guests can enjoy $2 Off White Claw from 4:30 until first pitch

· It’s the 3rd Booming Fireworks Show of 2021. You don’t want to miss it!

Sunday, June 13th, 2021 vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – 2:05 p.m.

  • Gates open 1:00pm
  • Bark in the Park #2! Bring out your four-legged GreenJackets fan for a day at the ballpark! Presented by Hollywood Feed
  • Sunday FUNday presented thanks to Shout 94.7 - Enjoy kid-friendly themes and activities during the game, including Face Painting by Rainbow Factory!

· It’s a Jr. Jackets Kids Club game presented by Best Office Solutions, Family YMCA of Greater Augusta, Pediatric Partners & Tum-E Yummies. It’s FREE to join and members 12 & younger will receive free admission this game, special perks and themes at every Sunday game – not a member register today: https://www.milb.com/augusta/community/jr-jackets-activities

· The first 200 Jr. Jackets Members to check in at the Jr. Jackets Table outside the Main Gate will receive a FREE Ice Cream Sandwich Voucher that can be redeemed at the Back 9 Grill, the Bee’Stro, McGavins, and the Front 9 only

  • Every Sunday features the Maurice’s Piggie Park BBQ Sunday Savings Meal Deal for fans 12 and under to enjoy savings and a delicious menu option.

To learn more or purchase tickets to this homestand visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/tickets/promotions

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