Originally created 08/13/02

Jackets split series with Shorebirds



The Augusta GreenJackets salvaged a split from their four-game series with North Division-leading Delmarva by drubbing the Shorebirds 11-2 Monday night at Salisbury, Md.

With the win, Augusta evened its second-half record to 25-25.

In his second start for the Jackets, David Pahucki won his first decision, yielding just one hit and two walks in five innings, striking out five batters.

Augusta, assisted by a pair of Shorebirds errors, scored the first three runs of the contest in the top of the fifth inning off Delmarva starter Ben Knapp (7-10), who suffered the loss. All three runs were unearned and came with two outs.

Delmarva struck back in the bottom of the sixth, cutting the lead to 3-2 with an RBI double by Adam Manley and a sacrifice fly by Tripper Johnson.

But the Jackets blew the game open in the next two innings, scoring five in the seventh and three more in the eighth.

Matt Cooper, Jason Bryan and Edgar Martinez each had two hits and two RBI apiece for Augusta, while leadoff hitter Antron Seiber went 2-for-5 and drove in one. The Jackets out hit Derlmarva, 16-5.

Augusta begin an eight-game home stand tonight at 7:15, as the Jackets face the Greensboro Bats.