Augusta, GA—A heartbreaking loss for the GreenJackets (11-9), Thursday night, to the Hagerstown Suns (14-5), at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
GreenJackets were the first to score. In the bottom of the first inning, Ryder Jones singled to left-center field. Brandon Bednar walked. A wild pitch by Austin Voth, put Jones on third and Bednar on 2nd. Tyler Horan was walked. A passed ball by C. Manuel allowed Jones to score.
The GreenJackets scored again in the third inning. Ryder Jones singled to right field. With two outs, Tyler Horan singled through the hole at second base, allowing Jones scored the second run of the night for the GreenJackets.
Hagerstown tied the game in the fifth inning. After Issac Ballou reached base on a throwing error, Wilmer Difo singled to center field. After a pitching change by the GreenJackets, John Wooten doubled to left field.
In the sixth inning, the GreenJackets regained the lead. Jeremy Sy doubled to right field and then scored on a fielding error by Rafael Bautista.
Hagerstown tied the game for the second time in the top of the ninth. With two outs, Issac Ballou walked. Wilmer Difo singled to left-center field. Drew Ward then singled up the middle, allowing Ballou to score the tying run.
The game went into thirteen extra innings. James Yezzo began the inning with a double to left field. Craig Manuel hit a two run home run on an 0-1 pitch for the Suns to win the game.
The GreenJackets face the Asheville Tourists for a four game series beginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 24th at Lake Olmstead Stadium. GreenJackets RHP Keury Mella (2-0 2.16) will make the start against Asheville’s RHP Antonio Sentzatela (1-0, 3.24). Great seats are available by logging on to greenjacketsbaseball.com or by calling the front office at (706) 922-WINS. Catch the Buzz