GreenJackets blow chance to sweep Fireflies, fall 6-4 in extras

GreenJackets blow chance to sweep Fireflies, fall 6-4 in extras

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - It looked like the GreenJackets were on their way to sweeping the Fireflies, but instead they fell in extra innings at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Sunday night.

Augusta was up 3-1 going into the top of the seventh inning but gave up three runs to lose the late lead 4-3.  The GreenJackets did fight back and tie it in the eighth on Jose Vizcaino Jr.'s RBI single.  Both teams had their chances to win as the game went thirteen innings.  Columbia's Andres Gimenez hit a double in the top of that inning scoring two that would prove to be the final blow.  The GreenJackets looked like they might start something in the bottom of the inning with Johneshwy Fargas hitting a triple right away.  Instead, two groundouts and a strikeout ended it.

Augusta will be back in action on Monday night against the Rome Braves at Lake Olmstead Stadium.  First-pitch is scheduled for 7:05 P.M.  Yordy Cabrera (0-1, 3.86 ERA) will start on the mound for the GreenJackets against Ian Anderson (4-5, 3.40 ERA) for the Braves.

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