GreenJackets blank Wood Ducks Saturday

NORTH AUGUSTA – The Augusta GreenJackets emerged victorious against the Down East Wood Duck April 15 at SRP Park.. The GreenJackets (2-4) got extraordinary pitching in the 2-0 win, as the Wood Ducks (5-2) fell for the first time this series.

Braves No. 3 overall prospect JR Ritchie made his season debut for the GreenJackets and was perfect, going three innings and striking out seven while failing to allow a hit. The GreenJackets took the lead in the bottom of the second off Aidan Curry (L, 0-1), with Francisco Floyd driving in a run after Justin Janas scored on an error, according to a news release from the Augusta GreenJackets.

That 2-0 lead would last the duration of the ballgame, with the Wood Ducks remaining hitless until the fifth inning. Landon Harper (W, 1-0) went three innings of scoreless relief, before Chad Bryant (H, 1) followed him up with two more shutout frames. Rob Griswold (S, 1) entered in the ninth and retired the side, securing the first home victory of the season for the GreenJackets. Justin Janas recorded a two-hit effort for Augusta in the win. 

The homestand concludes April 16 with a jam-packed Sunday of action. It’s a Sahlen’s Family Sunday, with pre-game catch on the field for families and kids running the bases after the game. It’s also Bark in the Park presented by Hollywood Feed, so furry friends are allowed at the field with the signing of a waiver. It’s also Kids Run The Show day, where members of the Junior Jackets program will assist with all actions of the game. For tickets, stop by the SRP Park box office or visit