Brett Krill had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the Augusta GreenJackets as they held off the Charleston RiverDogs, 6-3, at Riley Park with 4,932 on hand Friday night.
Charleston falls to 62-58 (23-30 second half) and has split the first two games of this series. Augusta is 59-63, 27-26.
We only got one inning out of our starter and we had to throw the bullpen out there early, said RiverDogs manager Carlos Mendoza. I thought we battled hard and just came up a little short in the end.
The GreenJackets immediately tagged starter Bryan Mitchell (7-11) for three runs in the first inning. Brett Krill started the scoring with an RBI single and an error brought in the second run. Garrett Buechele capped the inning by lining another RBI single into right for a 3-0 lead. Augusta tallied a fourth run one inning later when Jose Flores doubled in Kelby Tomlinson.
Charleston cut into the deficit in the fourth on consecutive doubles by Saxon Butler and Rob Refsnyder, but Augusta responded with a two-run double by Jeff Arnold that stretched the lead to five.
In the sixth, the RiverDogs rallied as Dante Bichette Jr. drilled a solo homer, his third of the year, over the left field wall. Three straight base hits the last one an RBI single by Casey Stevenson plated another run, but that was all they would get. Starter Adalberto Mejia (9-7) retired the next three batters in order to escape the jam and pick up the win for his six innings of work.
Right-hander Brett Gerritse (4-5, 3.97 ERA) will start today for Charleston against right-hander Danny Sandbrink (0-0, 0.00 ERA). A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go Summerville Little League.
as part of Summerville Night. The first 1,000 fans to the game will receive a free pair of Charlie Slippers. Go Local Saturday will give tri-county fans $1 off their tickets, thanks to Lowcountry Local First. The Ashley View Pub will be selling Aluminum Pints for $3 on MillerCoors Aluminum Pint Night.
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