Sand Gnats Rally For Two In The Ninth To Win, 2-1

By Wally Murphy

May 26, 2013 No comments

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Savannah 2, Augusta 1

Game three of the series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Augusta GreenJackets was played in front of 3,196 fans Saturday at Grayson Stadium. It was another exciting ninth inning, as Savannah trailed 1-0 in the 9th and rallied to win 2-1.

In the sixth inning for Augusta, second baseman Trevir Brown singled, followed by singles from designated hitter Eric Sim and catcher Ben Turner’s hit scored Brown.

After one out was recorded in Savannah’s half of the ninth, left fielder Greg Pron started the rally with a walk. First baseman Cole Frenzel singled, followed by another single from Jeff Glenn to drive in the first Savannah run to tie the game.With two outs, Phillip Evans single drove in Frenzel with the wining run.

Jake Kuebler was the starting pitcher for Savannah. He threw four shutout innings,while allowing two hits, one walk, and four strikeouts. Marcos Camarena, fresh of coming back from St. Lucie, also pitched four innings, and allowed one run on four hits, and three strikeouts.
Tyler Vanderheiden earned the win by pitching a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two and allowing two hits.

The final game of the four game series will start at 2:05 pm Sunday at Grayson Stadium.

Key Stats

Maikis De La Cruz: 1-for-4

Jeffrey Glenn: 2-for-4, 1 RBI

Phillip Evans: 1-for-4, 1 RBI

Jake Kuebler: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 ER, 4 K

Marcos Camarena: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K

Tyler Vanderheiden: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 1 K