Gamecocks’ Martin to appear at GreenJackets game

The Augusta GreenJackets announced Friday that South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin will appear at the July 10 game.

Martin, who guided the Gamecocks to the program’s first Final Four appearance last season, will throw out the first pitch before the game against Asheville at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Gates open at 6 p.m. and first pitch is 7:05.

South Carolina went 26-11 en route to its historic tournament run that included wins over Duke, Baylor and Florida.

Two days prior, the GreenJackets will honor Drew Passmore with #BattleWon Night on July 8.

In partnership with Augusta Christian, a ticket fundraiser will raise funds for a new scholarship in honor of Passmore, a Lions student and baseball player who passed away in March after a car accident. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be found at greenjacketsbaseball.com.

 

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