GreenJackets drop second half opener to Kannapolis

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

KANNAPOLIS, NORTH CAROLINA--The Augusta GreenJackets (0-1, 36-33) fell on Thursday night to the Kannapolis Intimidators (1-0, 29-40) by a final score of 3-0. Despite another great outing from Gregory Santos, Kannapolis limited the GreenJackets to just five hits and they hung on for the victory.

After Gregory Santos needed seven pitches to retire the Kannapolis lineup in the 1st inning, Michael Hickman drove in the first run of the game on a solo home run off Santos. It was his 4th home run of the season, and it gave Kannapolis a 1-0 advantage.

Santos looked sharp in his 2nd start since returning from injury. The San Francisco Giants #7 prospect turned in five innings of baseball, and he allowed just the one run off the bat of Hickman. In the 6th inning, Kannapolis extended their lead. An RBI double for Lenyn Sosa made it 2-0, and then it was Corey Zangari with a single to bring the Kannapolis lead to 3-0.

The GreenJackets threatened in the 8th inning, by putting two men on, but Diego Rincones grounded-out to end the opportunity. Mikey Edie finished with two of the five hits for the Jackets, but they struggled all night with Kannapolis starter Davis Martin, as he went seven innings of shutout ball to earn the win.