Stories by Billy Byler

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

New stadium must come before Columbia gets team

Minor league baseball is in its 23rd season in Augusta. Just 60 miles east on Interstate 20, the mayor-elect of Columbia, is hoping the sport will return to the South Carolina capital.
By Billy Byler

Saturday, May 15, 2010

RiverHawks expected to name head coach Wednesday

Augusta's newest hockey team picked six players in the Southern Professional Hockey League expansion draft Saturday.
By Billy Byler

Thoroughbreds claim title

South Aiken had a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Brookland-Cayce on Friday night to claim the Class AAA Lower State baseball championship.
By Billy Byler

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Softball squad is honored

On a night when Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. spoke of perseverance, one area high school sports team was honored for that very trait.
By Billy Byler

Ripken set on downtown stadium

Cal Ripken Jr. said Tuesday night that he is feeling a bit more positive about the future of minor league baseball in Augusta.
By Billy Byler

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

GreenJackets edge Suns

B.J. Salsbury (4-2) set career highs in strikeouts (10) and innings pitched (8) in a quick 3-2 GreenJackets win over the Hagerstown Suns.
By Billy Byler

Top-pick Wheeler shows lively fastball in first win

Slow but steady progress has been Zack Wheeler's path in his first year as a professional pitcher.
By Billy Byler

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Augusta's closer shuts the door

Jason Jarvis cleaned up a messy eighth inning, then threw a perfect ninth to hold onto a 6-5 GreenJackets win over the Hagerstown Suns.
By Billy Byler

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Augusta bullpen steps up in win over Hagerstown

A well-rested bullpen provided nine quality innings of work as Augusta won in an 11-1 blowout.
By Billy Byler

Poythress leads his new team in slugging

Former Greenbrier and UGA star Rich Poythress leads the Advanced-A High Desert Mavericks in homers and RBI.
By Billy Byler

Friday, May 7, 2010

Errors doom GreenJackets again

Another night full of errors doomed the Augusta GreenJackets in a 5-4 loss in the opening game of a four-game series with the Hagerstown Suns.
By Billy Byler

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Error-plagued GreenJackets fall in 11th

A sloppy night of error-plagued baseball finally came to an end in the 11th inning with a run-scoring triple from Greenville Drive first baseman Chris McGuiness in a 7-6 Augusta loss.
By Billy Byler

Warriors rally, bounce Jackets

NORTH AUGUSTA --- Facing elimination, Wando rattled off a pair of victories Wednesday night in a 7-1, 7-4 doubleheader sweep of North Augusta.
By Billy Byler

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pitching, Dominguez spark Augusta sweep

A pair of pitching gems and an offensive monopoly from third baseman Chris Dominguez sparked the Augusta GreenJackets to a doubleheader sweep Tuesday night.
By Billy Byler

New hockey team in building mode

Phase 1 of the Southern Professional Hockey League's expansion draft finished over the weekend, leaving the new Augusta RiverHawks in position to sign their first players.
By Billy Byler

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Weather delays 8-game homestand

The GreenJackets came home Saturday after an eight-game road trip and spent its scheduled off day Sunday recovering from five losses over its past six games.
By Billy Byler
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