Edwin Escobar hurled eight-and-two-thirds innings of one-hit ball to earn the win for the Augusta GreenJackets as they shutout the Charleston RiverDogs 4-0 in South Atlantic League action on Sunday afternoon at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park with 4,599 in attendance.
The RiverDogs fell to 62-60 (23-32 in the second) in suffering their third straight loss. The GreenJackets third win in a row gives them a record of 61-63 (29-26 in the second half).
Escobar (6-7) was simply spectacular in earning his sixth win. He set down the first nine men in a row before allowing a base hit to right by Eduardo Sosa that just eluded the grasp of outfielder Devin Harris. That would be the only hit he would allow all night. The left-hander proceeded to retire the next 17 batters consecutively before walking Sosa and being replaced, having faced only two men over the minimum. Kyle Vazquez came in and got Cito Culver to fly out to end the game. Escobar didn't need much run support, but his lineup got him the runs he needed.
Myles Schroder gave Augusta a 1-0 lead in the second with an RBI single off starter Philip Wetherell (6-7) to score Brett Krill (4-5, 2 runs). Schroder came around to score two innings later on an RBI single by Carlos Willoughby (2-3, RBI) for the game's second run.
Devin Harris tacked on two more to the GreenJackets lead by rocketing a two-run double into the left field corner in the seventh for a 4-0 lead to close out the scoring.