North Augusta, SC – The Augusta HomeJackets are back and on Tuesday they won their eighth consecutive home game at SRP Park. A 6-3 victory over the first place Charleston RiverDogs (Tampa Bay Rays) snapped a six-game losing streak after they were swept on the road last week.
Augusta is now 31-18 at SRP Park this year. The win snaps a 15-game losing streak against Charleston. Cal Conley, Vaughn Grissom and Justin Henry-Malloy combined to go 7-for-12 with two runs and four RBIs.
The RiverDogs scored quickly in the first inning. Beau Brundage ripped a single to score Osleivis Basabe from second base and give Charleston the early 1-0 lead. The Jackets offense loaded the bases in the first frame and tied the score. A Landon Stephens ground out tied the game at one.
Charleston scored again in the third. This time a Brundage double to make it 2-1. The Jackets planned their response for the fifth inning.
Charleston starting pitcher Franklin Dacosta allowed three hits in the first inning and then didn’t allow a hit until the 5th inning. It was three straight singles from Stephen Paolini, Tyler Tolve and Conley. A bases loaded walk to Grissom tied the game at two. Later in the inning, a sacrifice fly from Willie Carter made it 3-2 Jackets.
Stephens almost added on in the fifth, but a fantastic catch in left-centerfield by Brundage saved multiple runs.
Rainery Rodriguez tossed 6.2 innings allowing just three runs. He struck out four along the way. Charleston tied the score in the seventh off Rodriguez on a sacrifice fly from Jonathan Embry.
Conley didn’t waste any time after the seventh inning stretch. A leadoff triple put the go-ahead run on third base. Grissom’s second hit of the night, a single, brought home Conley and the Jackets took back the lead, 4-3.
Conley ended the night 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Grissom finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
The Jackets gave themselves a cushion heading into the ninth. A booming Justyn-Henry Malloy double scored two to extend the lead, 6-3. Malloy ended the night 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Alec Barger worked 1.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen before handing it over to Peyton Williams for the ninth inning. Williams retired the side and struck out two for his third save of the year.
- Vaughn Grissom is now hitting .319 for the season.
- Cal Conley extended his hitting streak to six-games.
- Rainery Rodriguez has gone more than five innings in three consecutive outings.
HOMESTAND: Tuesday, August 24th – Sunday, August 29th vs Charleston RiverDogs (Tampa Bay Rays)
Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 vs Charleston RiverDogs – 7:05 p.m.
- Gates Open 6:00pm
- Auggie’s Reading Program Day 2
+ Students who participated in Auggie’s Reading Program will have the opportunity to hang out and watch the Jackets play with their lovable mascot! The following counties can use their voucher for this game: Columbia County, Richmond County,Burke County, Edgefield County, Barnwell County, McDuffie County, and Lincoln County.
- It’s the ever-popular Play Baseball Bingo presented by Comfort Keepers, guests receive a bingo card upon entry and play to win prizes all night long.
- Join us for “Warrior Wednesday” presented by WRDW News-Talk WGAC Augusta
- The Jackets will wear special military-themed jerseys. The specialty jerseys will be auctioned off on Wednesday, September 8th to benefit ForcesUnited.
- Active military who present ID can purchase $2 off or general admission (standing room only) ticket options at the SRP Park Box Office.
- It’s a Silver Jackets Club Member Night presented by AARP Georgia, Augusta Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy and Comfort Keepers. Guests 60+ can join this great club to join us every Wednesday, to learn more visit: https://www.milb.com/augusta/ballpark/gj-silver-jackets.
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
+ First 1,000 fans receive a cape presented by Children’s Hospital of Georgia
- Sunday FUNday presented thanks to Shout 94.7 – Enjoy kid-friendly themes and activities during the game!
- Jr. Jackets Game presented by Best Office Solutions, Family Y of Greater Augusta, Pediatric Partners and Tum-E Yummies. Kids 12 and under get in this game for FREE by joining our FREE Club to select games throughout the season and receive great giveaways and benefits. Not a member sign up today: https://www.milb.com/augusta/community/jr-jackets-activities
- Post-Game Kids Run the Bases
- Kids 12 and under can run the bases following the game presented By Shout 94.7 FM
- Mystery Ball and Bobblehead Night
+ Take your chance and join the mystery! Proceeds from the Mystery Ball and Bobblehead event will benefit Children’s Hospital of Georgia!
- SRP Park Annual Car Show
+ $15 per car includes your ticket to the game. Prizes awarded for Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Popular Vote and Best in Show. To register, contact Troy Pakusch at (803) 349-9411 or email email@example.com.
- Bark in the Park
+ Bring out your four-legged GreenJackets fan for a night at the ballpark presented by Hollywood Feed. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in the lower seating bowl (excluding section 100). Dogs cannot go up to the WOW! Club, Suites and MurphyAdvantage.com Lounge. Dogs are free to the game. Dogs and owners must check in the Dog Waiver Table by the Main Gate Entrance. Relief areas for dogs are the Berm and behind the centerfield near the Batting Cages presented By Hollywood Feed
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