Sand Gnats 3, Legends 0

Sand Gnats lay a goose egg on Legends

July 26, 2010 

Savannah starter Jimmy Fuller turned in six scoreless innings and Jet Butler homered and drove in all three runs as the Sand Gnats defeated the Lexington Legends 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Applebee's Park.

Fuller and Legends starter Tanner Bushue matched zeroes through three innings before Savannah broke on top in the fourth.

Cesar Puello led off with a double. One out later, Butler hit his first home run of the season to put the Sand Gnats in front 2-0.

Savannah added another run in the eighth inning.

With one out, Puello doubled. He went to third as Travis Ozga reached on a fielding error by first baseman Kody Hinze, and scored when Butler grounded out to shortstop.

Fuller allowed four hits, struck out six and walked none in six innings. Gabriel Zavala gave up three hits and one walk in two and two-thirds innings, and Mike Powers got the final out to pick up his 13th save.

Jiovanni Mier had two of the seven Lexington hits, both doubles.

Colton Pitkin followed Bushue to the mound, giving up an unearned run over 11⁄3 innings. Kirk Clark threw 12⁄3 scoreless frames.

The four-game series is even at one win apiece, and continues Monday night.

■ Legends Manager Rodney Linares began a leave of absence for personal reasons. Danny Sheaffer, the Houston Astros' minor-league catching coordinator, is serving as acting manager.

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