Originally created 07/08/06

GreenJackets rock Hickory early, often



In Hickory, N.C., Augusta opened with a seven-run first inning and poured it on from there for a 13-7 victory to complete a four-game sweep of Hickory.

The first four GreenJackets batters - Ben Copeland, Anthony Contreras, Eugenio Velez and Mike Mooney - combined to go 12-for-21 from the plate with seven runs and 10 RBI. Copeland led off the game with a solo homer, going 3-for-5 with 5 RBI.

The GreenJackets continue their road swing with a three-game set in Asheville, N.C., beginning tonight.