Originally created 05/14/98

Jackets put end to Braves' win streak

Giancarlo Alvarado shut down the Macon Braves' batters and the Augusta GreenJackets halted the Braves four-game winning streak with a 10-1 demolition in Macon on Wednesday.

Augusta (21-18) scored three runs in the first on two walks and doubles by Derrick Lankford and Franklin Anderson. Alex Pena and Xavier Burns added solo homers in the fourth and fifth innings to widen the gap to 5-0.

Pena's home run in the fourth chased Macon starter Ryan Schurman (1-3).

Burns greeted reliever Ben Wyatt with his solo blast in the fifth inning.

The Greenjackets slammed the door in the sixth scoring five runs on two walks, two sacrifice flies and a hit batsman. With the Braves (16-21) facing a doubleheader today, Wyatt was left in the entire inning.

Alvarado picked up the win going seven complete innings, striking out seven while allowing only three hits and one earned run. Tony Bacci pitched two shutout innings to end the game.

The three through seven hitters of the GreenJackets lineup combined for six hits, seven RBI and four runs scored. Lankford, Burns and Anderson had two RBI each.

Macon's (16-21) only run came in the sixth inning. Ryan Lehr hit a double and scored on Alvarado's wild pitch.

Augusta starts the first of a three-game set at Columbus today before returning home Monday for an eight-game homestand.


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