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Double error in 14th dooms Legends

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Lexington Legends keep inventing new ways to lose.

In the 14th inning of a 2-1 loss Monday, the Legends allowed Savannah to score the winning run from first base thanks to two errors on the same play.

Sand Gnats base runner Casey Craig stole second, and Lexington catcher Jonathan Fixler's throw sailed into center field. The ball then rolled under center fielder Brandon Barnes' glove, allowing the winning run to score.

Lexington dropped to 5-19 in the second half of the South Atlantic League season and 26-67 overall. It was Savannah's first four-game sweep in more than two years.

Until the double error, neither team had scored for nine innings.

Lexington struck first on Brian Pellegrini's solo home run in the second. It was his14th homer of the season.

Savannah answered in the fourth when Tony Maccani singled with the bases loaded to drive in Jose Jimenez.

Nick Abel (2-1), who earned the save on Sunday, pitched two innings for the victory. Carlos Ladeuth (3-9) took the loss.

The Legends have lost five in a row and seven of eight.

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