Monday, May 27, 2019
North Augusta, SC--Frankie Tostado hit his 7th home run of the season, and Shane Matheny smoked his 6th of the year, but it wasn’t enough on Monday afternoon, as the GreenJackets (24-27) dropped the series with the Greenville Drive (22-29) by a final of 6-4. The Jackets will try and come back tomorrow and take two-of-five from Greenville.
Greenville scored their first runs of the game in the 4th inning off Jackets starter Seth Corry. A wild pitch scored the 1st run for Greenville, followed by a fielder’s choice to allow run number two to score. Grant Williams capped off the scoring in the 3rd with an RBI single, and the Drive grabbed a 3-0 lead.
Corry finishes his afternoon after 3.1 innings, allowing three runs while striking-out five, and walking four.
Chase Shugart retired the first 12 he faced for the Greenville Drive, but Frankie Tostado changed that in the 5th inning. A solo home run, his 7th of the season, made it just a 3-1 advantage for Greenville.
The Drive got the run back in the 6th inning when Jonathan Ortega grounded out, and brought home Triston Casas to make it a 4-1 lead for Greenville. Shugart finished his day on the mound after 5.1 innings allowing two runs and striking out six. He ended up the winning pitcher as well.
Shane Matheny faced reliever Logan Browning in the 6th, and Matheny hit Browning’s 1st offering of the day over the fence in right field. The two-run home run made it just a 4-3 Greenville lead.
The Drive answered though in the 8th inning. It was a two-run home run for Triston Casas to extend the Greenville lead to 6-3. Tostado would get a run back for the Jackets in the 8th. His RBI single scored Nico Giarratano to bring Augusta a little closer at just 6-4, but it wasn’t enough as the Jackets went quietly in the 9th inning.