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Carolina Comes Up Short in 6-5 Loss in Extras

Arbert Cipion hit his second home run of the season in Saturday’s loss
May 7, 2022

Augusta 6 @ Carolina 5 (10) May 07, 2022 | Venue : Five County Stadium | First pitch : 5:03 PM | Att : 3,137 | T : 3:03 AUG: 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 6 11 1 CAR: 0 0 0 2 1 0

Augusta 6 @ Carolina 5 (10)

May 07, 2022 | Venue : Five County Stadium | First pitch : 5:03 PM | Att : 3,137 | T : 3:03

AUG: 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 6 11 1

CAR: 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 10 2

WP: Rob Griswold (2 - 1) LP: Karlos Morales (1 - 1)

ZEBULON – Arbert Cipion hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth, Jackson Chourio turned in his third multi-hit game, and Alberis Ferrer had a game-tying single in the seventh, but the Augusta GreenJackets outlasted the Carolina Mudcats in a 6-5 ten inning victory on Saturday night at Five County Stadium. Carolina’s series lead dropped to 3-2 with Saturday’s loss.

Augusta (14-12) led first in the game after getting a run against Carolina (14-12) starter Carlos Rodriguez in the opening frame. Rodriguez, however, escaped the first with the bags full and went on to work through the fourth with just one run allowed on two hits. Rodriguez then retired the side in order in the second, third and fourth innings before leaving the game.

With starter Kris Anglin cruising along, the GreenJackets would stay in front 1-0 through the third before the Mudcats took the lead on Cipion’s home run in the fourth. The home run was his second of the season and was a two-run shot off reliever JJ Niekro who replaced Anglin with one out in the third.

Carolina later added one more run against Niekro in the fifth on a RBI single from Eduardo Garcia. That run scoring hit was Garcia’s second of the game, but came in what would be his last at bat. Ferrer replaced him in the fifth and would remain in the game at shortstop.

The Mudcats led 3-1 before Augusta scored once in the sixth and three times in the seventh to take a 5-3 lead against reliever Miguel Segura. Segura originally came in for the fifth and ended up allowing four runs on five hits over three and 2/3 innings.

Carolina would then quickly answer Augusta’s two-run seventh with a two-run frame of their own while tying the game at 5-5. Both Carolina runs in the last of the seventh came in on a two-run single by Ferrer off reliever Rolddy Munoz. Both runs, however, were charged to Niekro as he was still in to start the seventh.

Munoz (BS, 1) eventually got through the rest of the seventh without allowing another run and went on to pitch into the ninth while holding Carolina scoreless. Rob Griswold took over in the ninth and worked a scoreless tenth while earning the win and sealing the Augusta victory. Grisold (2-1) escaped a bases loaded jam in the ninth and struck out one over an inning and 1/3.

Karlos Morales ended up with the loss after allowing the winning run in the tenth. Morales (1-1) first entered in the eighth for Segura and finished the frame with a strikeout. He then worked a scoreless ninth before allowing a go-ahead RBI single to Rusber Estrada in the tenth. Estrada went 3-for-5 with a double and a RBI for the GreenJackets.


Carolina: Cipion (2, 4th inning off Niekro, 1 on, 2 out).


Cipion, LF (Carolina): 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Chourio, CF (Carolina): 2-for-5, 1 R

Garcia, E, SS (Carolina): 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI

Ferrer, PR-SS (Carolina): 1-for-2, 2 RBI

Estrada, C (Augusta): 3-for-5, 0 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI

Quintero, 3B (Augusta): 2-for-4, 2 R, 0 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI

Conley, 2B (Augusta): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

Morton, LF (Augusta): 2-for-5


Rodriguez (Carolina): 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

Morales (L, 1-1) (Carolina): 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

Anglin (Augusta): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

Munoz, Rol (BS, 1) (Augusta): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO

Griswold (W, 2-1) (Augusta): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO


GreenJackets 1st (GreenJackets 1, Mudcats 0) -- Geraldo Quintero walks. Cal Conley singles up the middle, Geraldo Quintero to 3rd. Wild pitch by Carlos Rodriguez, Cal Conley to 2nd. Brandol Mezquita reaches on fielding error by Eduardo Garcia, Geraldo Quintero scores. Rusber Estrada singles to left-center field, Cal Conley to 3rd; Brandol Mezquita to 2nd. Stephen Paolini pops out to Jheremy Vargas. Kadon Morton strikes out on foul tip. Caleb Durbin grounds out, Jesus Chirinos to Carlos Rodriguez.

(1 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 3 LOB)

Mudcats 4th (Mudcats 2, GreenJackets 1) -- Eduardo Garcia singles to left-center field. Jesus Chirinos strikes out swinging. Jeferson Quero grounds out to J.J. Niekro, Eduardo Garcia to 2nd. Arbert Cipion hits a home run to right field on a 0-0 pitch, Eduardo Garcia scores. Jheremy Vargas singles to right-center field. Oswel Leones flies out to Kadon Morton.

(2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

Mudcats 5th (Mudcats 3, GreenJackets 1) -- Zack Raabe singles up the middle. Jackson Chourio flies out to Kadon Morton. Hendry Mendez walks, Zack Raabe to 2nd. Eduardo Garcia singles to right-center field, Zack Raabe scores; Hendry Mendez to 3rd. Offensive Substitution: Pinch runner Alberis Ferrer replaces Eduardo Garcia. J.J. Niekro picks off Alberis Ferrer at on throw to Mahki Backstrom. Jesus Chirinos grounds out, Caleb Durbin to Mahki Backstrom.

(1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

GreenJackets 6th (Mudcats 3, GreenJackets 2) -- Alberis Ferrer remains in the game as the shortstop. Brandol Mezquita walks. Passed ball by Jeferson Quero, Brandol Mezquita to 2nd. Rusber Estrada doubles to left-center field, Brandol Mezquita to 3rd. Stephen Paolini grounds out, Jheremy Vargas to Jesus Chirinos, Brandol Mezquita scores. Kadon Morton singles to left-center field, Rusber Estrada to 3rd. Caleb Durbin grounds into double play, Alberis Ferrer to Zack Raabe to Jesus Chirinos, Kadon Morton out at 2nd, Caleb Durbin out at 1st.

(1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

GreenJackets 7th (GreenJackets 5, Mudcats 3) -- Mahki Backstrom triples to right-center field. Connor Blair walks. Geraldo Quintero triples to right-center field, Mahki Backstrom scores; Connor Blair scores. Cal Conley out on a sacrifice fly to Jackson Chourio, Geraldo Quintero scores. Brandol Mezquita reaches on fielding error by Alberis Ferrer. Rusber Estrada grounds out, Jheremy Vargas to Jesus Chirinos, Brandol Mezquita to 2nd. Stephen Paolini flies out to Jackson Chourio.

(3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB)

Mudcats 7th (GreenJackets 5, Mudcats 5) -- Oswel Leones singles to right field. Zack Raabe strikes out swinging. Wild pitch by J.J. Niekro, Oswel Leones to 2nd. Jackson Chourio singles through the hole at second base, Oswel Leones to 3rd. Pitcher Change: Rolddy Munoz replaces J.J. Niekro. Hendry Mendez hit by pitch, Jackson Chourio to 2nd. Alberis Ferrer singles to center field, Oswel Leones scores; Jackson Chourio scores; Hendry Mendez out at 3rd on the throw, Stephen Paolini to Geraldo Quintero. Jesus Chirinos walks, Alberis Ferrer to 2nd. Jeferson Quero grounds out, Geraldo Quintero to Mahki Backstrom.

(2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB)

GreenJackets 10th (GreenJackets 6, Mudcats 5) -- Cal Conley starts inning at 2nd base. Brandol Mezquita lines out to Alberis Ferrer. Rusber Estrada singles to right field, Cal Conley scores. Stephen Paolini struck out looking. Kadon Morton singles to right field, Rusber Estrada to 2nd. Caleb Durbin singles to left-center field, Rusber Estrada to 3rd; Kadon Morton to 2nd. Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Braulio Vasquez replaces Mahki Backstrom. Braulio Vasquez grounds out, Karlos Morales to Jesus Chirinos.

(1 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB)