GreenJackets quest for series sweep comes up short

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Charleston, SC: The Augusta GreenJackets (22-21) were searching for their first four-game sweep of the Charleston RiverDogs (24-20) at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park since 2014, but Charleston wouldn’t let it happen. The RiverDogs defeated the Jackets 5-2 Monday evening behind a great night on the mound from starting pitcher Jio Orozco and reliever Nolan Martinez.

The GreenJackets will drop to 1.5 games back of Charleston for 1st place, in the South Atlantic League South, 1st Half Standings.
Jacob Gonzalez came to the plate in the 2nd inning for the GreenJackets and hit a solo home run to give the Jackets a 1-0 advantage. It was Gonzalez’s 2nd home run of the season, and his 1st since his 1st at-bat of the season on April 4th at Asheville.

With the GreenJackets leading 1-0, Josh Breaux tied the game on the 1st pitch he saw from GreenJackets starter Keaton Winn in the home-half of the 2nd inning. The solo home run tied the game at one.
The RiverDogs scored again in the 3rd inning thanks to an RBI-single from Canaan Smith, and the left-hander did the exact same thing in the 5th inning, extending the lead to 3-1 for Charleston.

The GreenJackets got six innings from Winn. He allowed only three runs, while striking-out six. Winn has gone six innings in his last two starts.

Charleston tacked two more runs on the board in the 7th. An double for Kyle Gray off of Tyler Schimpf produced two runs, and the RiverDogs took a commanding 5-1 lead. Schimpf went two innings out of the bullpen, and in the 8th inning he struck-out the side.
The Jackets would not go quietly though.

With only two hits going into the 9th inning, Ismael Munguia singled to begin the frame. Then, with two outs, Frankie Tostado doubled to make it just a 5-2 lead for Charleston. The Jackets were unable to get the tying run to the plate though in the 9th, and Martinez collected the save for the RiverDogs as they beat Augusta in the series final 5-2