A pair of former North Augusta High School baseball players will become teammates at the professional level this week.
After posting the third-best ERA (2.55) in the Giants organization this season, Shawn Sanford will take the mound tonight in Savannah as Augusta's top starter.
Angel Villalona burst onto the Augusta scene in 2008 when he helped the Augusta GreenJackets win the South Atlantic League championship. He was just a 17-year-old kid then. The Dominican Republic native had signed a year earlier with the San Francisco Giants for what was then a franchise record $2.1 million.
Football may be in the air this weekend, but baseball is in the headlines.
Economy: The federal government moved in to help bail out mortgage lending giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Officials announced that the institutions were being placed in a government conservatorship, a move that could end up costing taxpayers billions.
...GreenJackets are expected to announce today that Roberto Kelly, who led the minor league baseball team to the South Atlantic League Championship Series last season, will return for a third season as manager. Kelly, a former major league all-star...
Augusta's two primary minor league sports teams, the Augusta GreenJackets baseball team and the Augusta Lynx hockey team, experienced turnaround seasons in 2006 and head into 2007 hoping to match that success.
"They have come. The greatest aggregation of baseball stars that were ever gathered together on one team are in Augusta."
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - The words "From The Shore to The Show" are painted on the grass behind home plate at FirstEnergy Park, home field of the Lakewood BlueClaws.
The last time the Augusta GreenJackets made the playoffs, in 2001, their Game 1 victory in the Divisional Series was their last one of the year.