South Atlantic League baseball
What: Three-game series
When: Friday through Sunday (7:05 Friday and Saturday nights, 2:05 Sunday afternoon)
Where: Lake Olmstead Stadium (Augusta, Ga.)
Major League affiliates: Kansas City Royals (Legends), San Francisco Giants (GreenJackets)
Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Friday, RH Bryan Brickhouse (4-3, 2.25) vs. RH Martin Agosta (5-2, 2.47); Saturday, RH Miguel Almonte (2-4, 3.93) vs. RH Justin Schumer (2-4, 6.44); Sunday, RH Christian Binford (4-2, 2.67) vs. RH Chris Stratton (6-3, 3.77).
Legend to watch: RHP Cory Hall (6-foot-2, 220 pounds, age 25, from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) is 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA and a hold over 16 relief appearances totaling 32 2/3 innings. While holding opponents to a .207 batting average, Hall has struck out 35 and walked 18. Signed June 28, 2011 as a non-drafted free agent, he is a 2006 graduate of Thom Collegiate High in Regina. He was a member of Canada’s bronze-medal team at the 2006 World Junior Baseball Championships. He attended Gonzaga University one season before moving to Taft Community College in California, where he was all-conference in 2008. He then played three seasons for Santa Clara University, where he posted a 3.26 ERA and 80 striketouts in 105 innings to earn all-West Coast Conference honors in 2011. He graduated from Santa Clara with a degree in marketing. Last year, with Idaho Falls, he recorded five saves to tie for 10th in the Pioneer League, while going 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA. Hall broke into pro ball in 2011, finishing 2-2 with a 5.55 ERA over 15 relief outings for Burlington of the Appalachian League.
GreenJacket to watch: 3B Mitchell Delfino (6-2, 210, 22, bats and throws right, from Cloverdale, Calif.) leads Augusta in home runs (7), RBI (38), total bases (88), games (58) and at-bats (228) through Wednesday. Batting .246, he has scored 29 times, and has nine doubles and a triple. Selected by the Giants in the 20th round of the 2012 draft, out of Cal-Berkeley, he split last season between the Arizona League Giants and Salem-Keizer of the Northwest League. Over 53 combined games, he hit .256 with 21 RBI, 22 runs and four stolen bases. Thus far this season, he’s batting .262 against left-handed pitching, .242 versus righties. For his first four games in June, Delfino is 6-for-16 (.375) with two homers and five RBI.
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