Game three of the four game series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Augusta GreenJackets was played Saturday at Grayson Stadium in front of 2,457 fans. Sand Gnats hot bats banged out 14 hits and four Sand Gnats pitchers limited the GreenJackets to 1 run on 6 hits to win the game 7-1.
Savannah scored the first run of the game.Dustin Lawley led off with a single, moved to third on a single by Travis Taijeron, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Albert Cordero.
In the 5th inning, Sand Gnats scored 5 runs. Hits by T.J Rivera, Gregory Pron, followed by a double by Brian Harrison scored Rivera. A line drive home run over the left field fence byAdeline Rodriquez accounted for three more runs. The fifth run of the inning scored when Lawley singled, stole second and scored on a hit by Taijeron.
The final Savannah run was scored in the 7th inning. Rodriquez and Lawley singled, and Rodriquez scored from third on a single by Camden Maron.
Starting pitcher for Savannah, Alexander Panteliodis, pitched 5 innings, allowed 1 run(unearned) on 4 hits, walked 1, struck out 3 to pick up the win. Reliever Tyson Seng,pitched 1 inning, allowed 1 hit and struck out one batter. T.J. Chism, allowed 1 hit, walked 1, struck out 1, in an inning pitched. Jared West in the ninth, faced three batters, striking out one.
The final game of the four game series is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, 2:05 , at Grayson Stadium.