GreenJackets lose late lead, fall to Savannah in series finale

Sand Gnats split four-game series with Augusta

After strong pitching carried the Augusta GreenJackets through much of the series, the arms took the blame in today’s finale in a 5-4 loss to the Savannah Sand Gnats.


Paul Davis inherited a 4-3 lead with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh but gave up a single to Aderlin Rodriguez to lose the advantage.

Augusta’s Brett Krill reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the eighth with a two-out, bases-loaded single of his own, but Davis lost it again in the ninth, surrendering two runs on a pair of two-out, bases-loaded singles to Albert Cordero and Greg Pron.

The GreenJackets put runners at first and second with one out in the bottom of the ninth and forced a pitching change, but Savannah closer T.J. Chism struck out Elliott Blair and got a pop up from Jesus Galindo to strand both runners and seal the win.

The late loss meant a series split with Savannah and heart-breaking end to what would have been the GreenJackets’ first series win since April.

Augusta starter Edwin Escobar lasted six and two-thirds innings, and Savannah got six innings from starter Jacob DeGrom. Each gave up three earned runs for no decisions.

Davis (2-2) took the loss, while Savannah right-hander Chasen Bradford (2-0) got the win in two innings of relief.



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