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Augusta comeback falls short

August 25, 2002

 Albany, Ga - The South Georgia Waves rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to edge the Augusta GreenJackets 5-4 in a South Atlantic League game at Paul Eames Park. T

he Waves (30-32-70-61) broke open a 1-1 game with one out in the eighth inning.

 Scott Gillitzer hit what appeared to be a rally-killing double play ball to second baseman Juan Salazar with the bases loaded but Salazar booted it and allowed Christian Herrera to score to give the Waves a 2-1 lead.

Two hitters later, Edwin Bellorin cleared the bases with a three-run double to make it 5-1, chasing Dan Generelli (1-3) who took the loss on his 22nd birthday.

Augusta (32-31/66-66), who rallied for three runs in the ninth Saturday to beat South Georgia 3-2, plated three runs in the ninth again off Andres Astacio (5-5) before Kole Strayhorn checked-in to save it.

Strayhorn earned his fourth save when John Hattig grounded out to first to end the game with the potential game-tying run at third base.

Edwin Jackson and Manny Delcarmen started the game and pitched well, both allowing an unearned run.

Jackson tossed seven innings and allowed only four hits with six strikeouts but took his
11th no-decision.

The Waves salvaged two wins in the final five-game series of the season against their cross-state rival.

South Georgia opens the final three-game home series of the season Tuesday night against the Charleston, SC RiverDogs at 7:05 p.m. at Paul Eames Park.

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