GreenJackets blank Shorebirds

Augusta 7, Delmarva 0

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SALISBURY, Md. – Shawn Payne and Devin Harris homered and Adalberto Mejia pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Augusta GreenJackets to a 7-0 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Friday night.

It was Augusta’s 10th shutout victory of the season.

Payne hit a three-run homer in the third inning to stale the GreenJackets to an early 3-0 lead. In the sixth inning,  Harris hit a two-run homer to stretch the lead to 5-0. The GreenJackets added to their lead later in the sixth on an RBI single from Jeff Arnold.

An inning later, the GreenJackets made it 7-0 lead on an RBI double by Jose Flores.

Mejia (8-7) allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six. Steven Neff allowed two hits, but kept the Shorebirds off the board in the ninth.


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