The Shorebirds got on the board in the fourth inning. With two outs, Austin Rauch blasted a low-lying line drive over the left field wall to give the 'Birds a 1-0 lead. It was his first home run with the Shorebirds this season.
In his final outing of the year, Matt Hobgood allowed only one hit and no runs in five innings. He retired the final nine batters that he faced.
The GreenJackets jumped on relief pitcher Aaron Swenson. Ryan Lollis tripled off the bottom of the right field wall to open the frame. Then, Ydwin Villegas doubled to plate Lollis. Augusta took a 2-1 lead on a sacrifice fly RBI to right field by Skyler Stromsmoe. Then, Chris Dominguez blasted a long home run to give Augusta a 4-1 advantage.
The Shorebirds moved within two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on a Omar Casamayor single down the left field line to score Stampone.
The GreenJackets tacked on three more runs in the ninth inning to build a 7-2 edge.
Kevin Landry tossed a scoreless seventh inning while T.R. Keating hurled a scoreless eighth inning.
The Shorebirds open the 2011 season on April 5 with a special exhibition game against Salisbury University at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. For tickets and information, call the Shorebirds Box Office at 410-219-3112.