GreenJackets pick up second straigth win over Lexington

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

North Augusta, SC--Seth Corry threw 5.1 innings on the bump, and Wander Franco gave the GreenJackets (13-11) enough offense to help Augusta win their 4th in a row by defeating the Lexington Legends (12-13) 4-2 on Wednesday night.

In the 1st inning, both teams struggled with sloppy defense. Lexington scored a run in the top of the 1st off Augusta starter Seth Corry. After Corry hit Michael Gigliotti with a pitch to start the game, he walked Nathan Eaton immediately after. Lexington executed a double steal. Then, it was a wild pitch that allowed Gigliotti to score from 3rd base making it 1-0.

In the bottom of the 1st, Lexington’s starter Austin Cox also threw a wild pitch with Ismael Munguia on 3rd base. It tied the game at one. In the 2nd inning, Wander Franco hit a solo home run to give the GreenJackets a 2-1 advantage.

Seth Corry ends his night after 5.1 innings. He went the first four frames without allowing a hit, but gave up two in the 5th and allowed a run on a Jackson Lueck sacrifice fly to tie the score at two. The 5.1 innings for Corry were the most he has thrown for a start in his professional career. He allowed two runs while striking-out seven.
Cox came out in the 6th inning for Lexington, but he couldn’t make it through the inning as he allowed a two-RBI double off the bat of Franco to make it 4-2 GreenJackets.

Luis Amaya made his first appearance on the mound as a GreenJacket. The southpaw went 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball and had two strikeouts while picking-up the win.

In the 8th and 9th innings, Jesus Tona continued to impress. He got the final six outs, despite loading the bases in the 9th. Tona has thrown 12 scoreless innings to start the year and has allowed just two hits. He also has five saves now.