Charleston lost to Augusta 9-1:
Augusta jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, adding another run in the third. It was their big fourth inning that appeared to bury the RiverDogs, as the GreenJackets scored four runs. With a 9-0 deficit in the eighth, Charleston finally got on the board. Michael Ferraro singled with two outs and moved to third on a line drive by Jeffrey Farnham. A wild pitch allowed the RiverDogs’ lone run to score as they fell 9-1. Farnham went 2-3 with a double. Shane Brown went 2-4. Mike Gipson got shelled, giving up six runs on eight hits and two walks in just 3.1 innings.
Staten Island blew Lowell away 16-1:
Tyler Austin doubled to start the second, moving to third on a groundout by Cito Culver and scoring on a sac fly from Reymond Nunez for the first run of the game. The score stayed close through four innings, but the Yankees’ bats woke up in the fifth. …