AUGUSTA — The Augusta GreenJackets kicked off a six- game, four-day series against the Charleston RiverDogs with two close wins — 2-0 and 5-4 — in a South Atlantic League doubleheader sweep on Thursday night.
The RiverDogs (22-17 second half, 61-46 overall) remain in second place behind Lexington in the Southern Division standings.
The first game was the completion of a suspended contest from July 7 that was resumed in the bottom of the third inning with the GreenJackets leading 2-0 and the bases loaded with two outs. John Brebbia started on the mound for the RiverDogs and struck out Chuckie Jones to keep it 2-0 and send the game to the fourth inning.
After loading the bases with no outs in the top of the fourth, Charleston was unable to score any runs. The RiverDogs also went on to strand two runners in both the sixth and seventh innings.
Reymond Nunez was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Daniel Aldrich had a base hit and two walks to pace Charleston offensively in Game 2.
The series continues Friday at 7 p.m. in Augusta. LHP Daniel Camarena (3-5, 4.83 ERA) will be on the mound for Charleston and the GreenJackets will start RHP Chris Stratton (7-3, 3.15 ERA).