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LAKE OLMSTEAD STADIUM

Lake Olmstead Stadium, Augusta, Georgia

Lake Olmstead Stadium, Augusta, Georgia

TEAM ::: AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS
LOCATION ::: AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
MY FIRST VISIT ::: JUNE 3, 2008
OPPONENT ::: GREENVILLE DRIVE
LEVEL ::: SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE 'A'

Auggie, the Greenjackets mascot - Augusta, Ga

RATINGS
 
BALLFIELD ::: C
SCOREBOARD ::: C
FOOD ::: B
FACILITIES ::: B
MASCOT ::: B

The pitch at Lake Olmstead Stadium, Augusta, Ga

MY TAKE ON THE PARK

Honoring the Georgia Peach

 THE AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS .. GET IT?  YOU GET A GREEN JACKET WHEN YOU WIN THE MASTERS, THE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT HELD HERE.
IF YOU WANT A SOUVENIR FROM THE COUNTRY CLUB, YOU WILL HAVE TO BE A MEMBER. THERE IS
AN INTIMIDATING GATE WITH GATE HOUSE AS WELL AS A FRIENDLY "MEMBERS ONLY" SIGN AT THE ENTRANCE.
SO, HEAD ABOUT A MILE MORE FROM THE CLUB AND HEAD TO THE BALLPARK.

Comfortable metal bleachers surround Lake Olmstead

LAKE OLMSTEAD APPEARS TO BE A REAL TOWN PARK WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO ALSO HOUSE A MINOR LEAGUE TEAM.
 FREE PARKING AWAITS, HOWEVER, IT IS ON THE STREET OR BEHIND THE OUTFIELD WALL, AND AS ALWAYS, BEWARE THE SEATS CLOSEST TO THE ENTRANCE. A FEW FOUL BALLS DID LEAVE THE PARK AND COULD HIT THE CAR.

The Playground with the "Parking lot" in the back

THE STADIUM HAS A VERY INTERESTING SOUTHERN CHARM TO THE PLACE IN THAT IT OFFERS NO FRILLS. NO FRILLS IN THAT THIS IS A FAIRLY NEW BALLPARK YET THERE IS NO VIDEO BOARD AND THE SCOREBOARD IS A SIMPLE LINE SCORE
ONLY SHOWING THE BATTERS NUMBER AND LAST NAME.
HOWEVER, AFTER A FEW INNINGS OF LOOKING FOR PITCH SPEED AND BATTERS AVERAGE I FOUND MYSELF ONLY WATCHING THE GAME AND ENJOYING MYSELF.

Look across at the 3rd base side, Lake Olmstead

THE PARK ITSELF IS MADE UP OF 3 BLEACHER SECTIONS DOWN EACH LINE, PLASTIC BUCKET SEATS BEHIND HOME PLATE, AND ROOMY COMFORTABLE 3 ROWS OF BOX SEATS AROUND THE INFIELD.
THE BOX SEATS MAY BE WORTH IT OVER THE BLEACHER SEATS.
HOWEVER, THE BEST PART OF SITTING IN THE RESERVED / GENERAL ADMISSION AREAS ARE THE GIANT FANS ABOVE YOU. THE FANS START AT THE BEGINNING OF THE GAME AND DO GENERATE A BREEZE WHICH MAKES THE CALM SOUTHERN AIR A BIT MORE BEARABLE.

Game action at Lake Olmstead, Augusta Ga

A SOLID BRICK EXTERIOIR ALONG WITH GREEN AND YELLOW LANDSCAPING AROUND THE PARK OFFER AN INVITING ENTRANCE WAY TO LAKE OLMSTEAD STADIUM. ONCE
INSIDE, ENJOY SOME OF THE LOWEST PRICES IN THE MINORS AND IF YOU ARE STILL WARM, TAKE A RUN THROUGH THE COOLING TUNNEL. THEN HEAD ON OVER TO THE RESERVED SECTIONS AND RELAX UNDER THE FAN ALL WHILE THE
GREENJACKETS ARE PLAYING.

Nightfall at Lake Olmstead, Augusta, Ga

TAKE NOTICE TO THE GUYS WHO RUN THE PROMOTIONS, THEY ARE WEARING CADDY OUTFITS AND THE MASCOT AUGGIE, HE'S WEARING A GREEN JACKET AND PLAID PANTS .. THEY KNOW WHERE THEY ARE!

Auggie the Mascot- walking around Lake Olmstead

Exchanging the Line ups at Lake Olmstead Stadium

THE LINE UPS
 
GREENVILLE DRIVE MANAGER :::
19  Kevin Boles
 
AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS MANAGER :::
15 Andy Skeels

GREENVILLE DRIVE
 
24 Che-Hsuan Lin  cf
2 Ryan Kalish rf
12 Yamaico Navarro ss
20 Mike Jones 1b
34 Jared Stanley lf
23 Luis Exposito dh
29 Ty Weeden c
16 Manny Arambarris 3b
17 Kris Negron 2b
40 Eammon Portice p / WP
36 Felix Ventura S

Pre-game warm ups - Lake Olmstead Park, Augusta

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS
 
2 Shane Jordan cf
12 Brock Bond 2b
19 Garrett Baker lf
29 Thomas Neal dh
31 Angel Villalona 1b
32 Andrew Davis 3b
35 Jackson Williams c
23 Charlie Culberson ss
22 James Simmons rf
26 Chance Corgan p / LP

Scoreboard at Lake Olmstead Park, Augusta

GREENVILLE   001   201  010   5   10   2
 AUGUSTA       000   020  010   3   3   1
 
TIME ::: 2:32
ATTENDANCE ::: 1,772
WEATHER ::: 85 HOT CLEAR

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