NORTH AUGUSTA —The Augusta GreenJackets picked up a 3-0 win against the Columbia Fireflies April 27 on in the first game of their scheduled double-header, but heavy rain forced the postponement of the second game.
The GreenJackets scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning in the opening game.
David McCabe drove in a run with a double, and RBI from E.J. Exposito and Dawson Dimon pushed the lead to three. Spencer Schwellenbach (W, 1-1) picked up his first professional win, going four innings of shutout ball. Elison Joseph pitched a scoreless top of the fifth, before the rains pushed the teams off the field in the bottom of the fifth.
Since the GreenJackets led in the bottom of the fifth, the game became official by MLB rules, giving the GreenJackets the win. Augusta improved to 6-9 with the win, while Columbia fell to 9-7.
The teams will now play a single-admission double-header Friday, April 28, with first pitch for the first game at 5:05 p.m. The first 1,000 fans in attendance 18 and older will receive a free GreenJackets scarf, presented by Savannah River Brewing Company, as the GreenJackets host Red Night (Auggie’s Version).
On Saturday, the GreenJackets will celebrate Star Wars Day with a single game. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. The GreenJackets will wear special limited edition Star Wars jerseys, which will be auctioned off at the conclusion of the game to benefit local charity RECing Crew. The previously scheduled double-header will occur Sunday.
On Sunday, the GreenJackets and Fireflies will again play a single-admission double-header, with first pitch for Game 1 scheduled for 1:35 p.m. On Sunday, the GreenJackets will celebrate Latino heritage as part of Minor League Baseball’s COPA program, playing as Los Pavos Salvajes de Augusta and wearing special jerseys.