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Smith among GreenJackets in All-Star Game

  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Staff Photo by Bill Bengtson North Augusta native Jake Smith fires a pitch in the Augusta GreenJackets’ 4-2 win over the Hagerstown Suns. Smith worked one inning of scoreless relief in the All-Star Game.



AUGUSTA — The Augusta GreenJackets had four players, including North Augusta native Jake Smith, selected for the All-Star Game, which was played June 17 in Hickory, North Carolina.


GreenJackets pitcher Matt Lujan was the starting pitcher for the Southern Division South Atlantic League roster, which tied the Northern Division South Atlantic League 4-4 in the contest.


Lujan, a left-handed pitcher, is in his second season with the GreenJackets.


He worked one inning in the game, giving up one hit and striking out one batter.


Luis Ysla was selected in the bullpen for the Southern Division All-Star Roster.


Ysla (2-3) has started in nine games this season for the GreenJackets.


He did not see any action in the All-Star Game.


GreenJackets outfielder Tyler Horan was the third member of the team selected for the All-Star Roster.


In his first season with the GreenJackets,


Horan is batting .281 in 51 games. In 185 at-bats, Horan has 16 doubles, five triples and five home runs.


At the plate in the All-Star Game, Horan went 0-for-2, coming in as a replacement for Aaron Judge of the Tampa Yankees.


The final member of the GreenJackets roster selected for the game was Jake Smith, a right-handed pitcher from North Augusta. Smith (1-2) has an ERA of 2.29 in 27 games.


He earned a hold against the Northern Division All-Stars, working one inning of scoreless relief.


2014 marks the 26th consecutive season of professional baseball in Augusta. All GreenJackets ticket plans, including full, half, weekend, and custom plans are on sale now for the 2014 season.


For more information, including pricing and benefits, visit www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com or call the GreenJackets front office at 706-922-WINS.


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