Game two of the three game series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Augusta GreenJackets was played Wednesday evening at Grayson Stadium.
Savannah rallied in the 8th inning, scoring 4 runs but lost to Augusta 5-4. Sand Gnats have lost seven straight games.
Augusta starter, Chase Johnson(W,4-7), was stellar pitching 7 shutout innings, allowed 4 singles, walked 1, and struck out 9.
In the 2nd inning, Augusta scored 3 runs on 2 singles and 2 doubles.
Augusta scored 2 runs in the 3rd inning. Catcher Tyler Ross walked and scored on a double by Scott Price,dh and Price scored when the shortstop made a throwing error.
Savannah scored 4 runs in the 8th inning. Patrick Biondi,lf walked. Champ Stuart,cf reached base on a fielders choice and stole second base. Jon Leroux,dh reached base on a throwing error by the third baseman, allowing Biondi and Stuart to score. Victor Cruzado,rf doubled driving in Leroux. Pinch hitter Jorge Rivero singled to score Cruzado.
The Sand Gnats had 7 hits for the game and Ruiz was 3-for-5.
Savannah pitching: IP. Runs. Hits. K. BB
Octavio Acosta(L,1-2). 6.0. 5. 5. 5. 4
Dawrin Frias. 2.0. 0. 1. 2. 0
Akeel Morris. 1.0. 0. 0. 2. 0
The announced attendance was 1,266
The final game of the three game series starts at 7:05pm Thursday at Grayson Stadium.