North Augusta, SC – A ninth consecutive win at SRP Park was not in the cards Wednesday night for the Augusta GreenJackets. The Charleston RiverDogs (Tampa Bay Rays) won by the final score of 9-1. Ryan Cusick made his second SRP Park start and went three innings. He allowed two runs, but they were unearned. He struck out four.
Augusta is now 5-21 against first place Charleston this season.
The scoring started in the second inning for the RiverDogs. With two on, and two outs, a throwing error from Vaughn Grissom allowed two runs to score and Charleston took the lead.
The RiverDogs offense couldn’t score an earned run off Cusick, but they’d score four more times in the 5th inning. A Beau Brundage single scored one. Later in the inning, a two out, bases loaded double from Patrick Merino gave Charleston a 6-0 advantage.
A bright spot came out of the Augusta bullpen. Gabby Rodriguez went 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball. He struck out four in his first appearance since July 30th.
The offense got a lift in the seventh inning. Cade Bunnell crushed his 13th home run of the year to end the shutout and make it a 6-1 game.
Charleston added three more runs in the ninth inning to take a commanding 9-1 lead and they held on for the win.
- Adam Zabrowski collected his first hit as a GreenJacket in his debut.
- Cade Bunnell now has an OPS of .804.
- Austin Smith pitched 1.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
HOMESTAND: Tuesday, August 24th – Sunday, August 29th vs Charleston RiverDogs (Tampa Bay Rays)
Thursday August 26th, 2021 vs Charleston RiverDogs – 7:05 p.m.
- Gates Open 6:00pm
- South Carolina Gamecocks Night
+ Come wearing your South Carolina gear as we celebrate the GameCocks!
+ Former South Carolina Quarterback Connor Shaw will make a special appearance! Purchase a VIP Package for $20 that includes a Reserved Ticket, a Food Voucher, and the chance to meet Connor before the public! To purchase tickets, click “Buy Tickets”, select the Yellow Reserved Sections (Sec. 107, 108, 109, 110) and select the number of tickets for “Shaw Meet & Greet. It’s presented by Cintas
- Sunglasses Giveaway
+ Come early and grab a pair of sunglasses presented by Best Office Solutions! The first 1,000 fans will receive a pair.
- Burke County Night
- Thirsty Thursday returns Presented by KICKS99, BOB FM, Garden City Social and Mr. Tattoo. The weekly promotion features $1 PBR and Natural Light and all draft beer and 21 oz Coca-Cola Fountain Soda half price from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Friday, August 27th, 2021 vs Charleston RiverDogs – 7:05 p.m.
- Gates Open 6:00pm
- Braves BUZZFest – Red Out.
- SweetWater Night Specialty Jersey Auction
+ The GreenJackets will wear their specialty SweetWater Uniforms. You can bid on the game worn jerseys in the silent auction that will end at the last out of the 6th inning.! All proceeds benefit FROG (Friends of Greeneway) & North Augusta Forward.
- SweetWater Brewing Company Cup Series
+ All draft SweetWater Brewing Company Drafts are only $5 from 6-8 p.m in a collectors 21 oz cup! It’s presented by SweetWater Brewing Company
- Bee A Fan Feature Friday is back where every Friday Game features a select beer on special at the Keg Stand and Chef John and Team Food & Beverage whip up a special menu option available all weekend long! Half-off draft of the night is SweetWater Brewing Company at the Keg Stand from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
+ BEE-A-Fan Feature Food Item: Give Thanks Burger: Turkey Patty, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. Available at the Back 9 Grill and the Bee’Stro.
- Dr. Rogers & Andrews Night
+ Need a car magnet? The first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a car magnet presented by Dr. Rogers & Andrews!
Saturday, August 28th, 2021 vs Charleston RiverDogs – 6:05 p.m.
- Gates Open at 4:30 p.m.
- Military Appreciation Night
+ We’ll honor our service men and women during this annual event!
- Can you say, “BOOMING FIREWORKS” ? If yes, then you’re in luck. It’s one of the final fireworks shows of the year and you don’t want to miss it. It’s presented by Augusta University Health, Coca-Cola Bottling of Augusta, E-Z-GO, SRP Federal Credit Union, TaxSlayer and WOW! Internet, Cable, & Phone
- The White Claw Concert Series continues with a Pre-game concert featuring Adam Harris Thompson!
+ Guests can enjoy $2 off White Claw until first pitch
- Another Saturday, another Anthony and London Thuan State Farm Family Saturday! Come on out and cheer on the Jackets!
- AU Run for the GreenJackets 5k
+ What better way to start your Saturday then by running along the Greenway and then finishing it in SRP Park? This 5k will benefit the Cross Country and Track and Field Programs at Augusta University! It start’s at 7:30 a.m. Click [here](https://www.strictlyrunning.com/images/21AUGreenjackets_Flyer.pdf) for more information._
- Flag Giveaway
+ The first 1,500 fans through the gates receive a flag presented by Rowland-Ford Funeral Home
- Media Sponsor: KICKS99
Sunday, August 29th, 2021 vs Charleston RiverDogs – 5:05 p.m.
- Girl Scout Night
+ Bring out your troop for Girl Scout Night and receive a commemorative patch. Join in for the pregame parade for troops beginning at 4:15 p.m.!
- Comic Book Hero Night
+ Capes, masks, super powers (maybe), it’s all happening on this Sunday game! Don’t miss Comic Book Hero Night!
- Cape Giveaway
COURTESY AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS