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Justin Upton, Jason Heyward propel Braves past Marlins

...Upton's RBI single off Sam Dyson drove in Heyward from second and Emilio Bonifacio also scored to make it 5-2 when center fielder Marcell Ozuna misplayed the ball.It was a good example of the Braves trying to manufacture a run instead of taking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-29/justin-upton-jason-heywa
Hickory Crawdads get big hit from Travis Demeritte to beat Augusta GreenJackets

...as Hickory's Evan Van Hoosier rounded the bases on an inside-the-park home run in the first inning.Augusta center fielder Randy Ortiz misplayed Van Hoosier's line drive, diving early and letting it get by him to the wall. Van Hoosier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-20/hickory-crawdads-get-big
Overtime

...at 5 entering the eighth, left fielder Brandon Thomas singled home the go-ahead run for Charleston (48-53). Center fielder Mark Payton followed with a two-run home run. Thomas, a Georgia Tech product, went 4 for 4 with a double and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-21/overtime
USC Aiken product Taylor Grover earns promotion in Boston Red Sox system

...its annual "best tools" lists for each minor league level this past week, voted on by managers.Former Asheville center fielder David Dahl, recently promoted to Advanced-A Modesto by Colorado, claimed three awards in the South Atlantic League...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-09/usc-aiken-product-taylor
Center fielder may be ready to move on

...transformation, the renewed confidence, the new-found charge in his bat, much like they saw Friday night, when the gifted center fielder stroked a few more big hits. Yes, Freddy May is a new man these days, a young ballplayer with tools who finally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/12/oth_211235.shtml
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Braves benefit from Mets' blunders

...eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth consecutive win.Errors by reliever Jeurys Familia (1-3), center fielder Juan Lagares and third baseman Eric Campbell in the eighth helped the Braves rally from a 3-1 deficit.Anthony...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-30/braves-benefit-mets-blun
Angels top Braves in the 13th inning

...J. Wilson and hit Chris Iannetta with a pitch to load the bases.Calhoun's soft fly ball fell just in front of center fielder B.J. Upton, who attempted a sliding catch, to give Los Angeles the lead. Trout's two-run double and Pujols...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-15/angels-top-braves-13th-i
Cardinals lean on upperclassmen to guide youngsters in return trip to College World Series

...Nashville, Tenn."We've been there before, so now we know what to expect a little bit," Louisville senior center fielder Cole Sturgeon said.He added that the Cardinals know Vanderbilt are "a great team and have been for a long time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-06-11/cardinals-lean-upperclass
Kimbrel blows save, D-Backs beat Braves

...one-out shot off Anthony Varvaro in Arizona's half of the inning.Ross singled with one out off David Carpenter (4-1), then Didi Gregorius walked to bring up Parra, whose soft fly ball fell in front of center fielder B.J. Upton.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-08/kimbrel-blows-save-d-bac
Phillies' time at the top all but a distant memory

...Domonic Brown isn't hitting like a guy who was an All-Star last year. Third baseman Cody Asche is injured and center fielder Ben Revere isn't doing his job.Executing fundamentals has been a major issue. Ben Revere has been the main culprit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-09/phillies-time-top-all-di