Quick Notes: Game Recap: Trey Lipscomb and Will Frizzell mash, Fredericksburg Nationals drop wild series opener to Augusta
Game recap: Trey Lipscomb and Will Frizzell mash, Fredericksburg Nationals drop wild series opener to Augusta on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Trey Lipscomb made a big splash in his Fredericksburg Nationals debut, smacking a three-run home run off the left-field foul pole. Will Frizzell went deep twice, but it was Augusta with a 13-11 road win in a wild, back-and-forth series opener at Virginia Credit Union Stadium.
The GreenJackets wasted no time getting to the sticks as Stephen Paolini hit a leadoff homer off Bryan Caceres, the first four runs in the 1st inning for Augusta. Justin Janas and E.J. Exposito also drove in runs in the frame for Augusta, and both made their GreenJacket debuts after being drafted in 2022.
The FredNats answered back with five runs in the bottom of the 1st. James Wood continued his hot start with the FredNats with an RBI double, and he then drove in another run with an RBI single in the 2nd inning. Lipscomb, the Washington Nationals' third-round draft pick out of Tennessee, then blasted his first professional home run off the left field foul pole on his second swing as a Fredericksburg National. Fredericksburg took a 5-4 lead after one.
Paolini hit his second homer of the game in the 2nd, and then Wood's RBI single made it a 6-5 game after two.
The game remained 6-5 until the 5th when Frizzell extended the lead with his third homer as a Fredericksburg Nationals. Lipscomb then made it 8-5 with his fourth RBI of the night.
A two-run homer for Exposito of Augusta made it 8-7 in the 6th, and the GreenJackets took the lead in the 7th on RBIs from David McCabe and Janas, both in their GreenJacket debuts.
T.J. White tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 7th, but another RBI from McCabe and a three-run homer from Adam Zebrowski in the 8th put the game out of reach. Frizzell did hit his second blast of the game in the 9th, but it was too little, too late for the FredNats.
The team will look to bounce back tonight at 7:05 p.m. for Bark at the Park night behind Jose Atencio, who will make his third start for the Fredericksburg Nationals.