GreenJackets move into a first place tie after sweeping Lexington
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Blake Rivera continued his dominance on the mound for the GreenJackets (34-30) and Mikey Edie came up with a big day at the plate to help sweep the Lexington Legends (33-32) by a final score of 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon.
The win is the GreenJackets 5th straight, and with Charleston losing to Rome today, the GreenJackets are tied for 1st place with 4 games left in the 1st half of the season, as they chase a 1st half title.
Both starting pitchers kept the game scoreless after the first four innings, but the GreenJackets would strike first in the 5th. Lexington starter Evan Steele went the first four innings without allowing a hit, but the GreenJackets would get two hits to start the 5th, and eventually loaded the bases. Anyesber Sivira was hit-by-a-pitch and the
GreenJackets scratched across the first run of the game to make it 1-0 Jackets.
In the 6th inning it was Mikey Edie, with his first home run of 2019, a solo blast, to extend the lead to 2-0 for Augusta.
Rivera continued his dominance on the mound for the Jackets. He went 5.2 innings without allowing a run, and he surrendered only two hits as he finished with seven strikeouts. Rivera has not allowed a run in his last 11.2 innings on the mound.
In the 8th inning, Edie came to the plate with the infield pulled in on the grass, and Anyesber Sivira on 3rd base. Edie came up big yet again. A single scored Sivira and the lead was 3-0 GreenJackets.
Matt Seelinger did not allow a run over 1.1 innings, then it was Jesus
Tona with a six-out save to complete the shutout. It was the 2nd shutout of the year for the GreenJackets as they rolled to a 3-0 win, and earned the series sweep. The save was Tona’s 10th of 2019.