Lexington Legends

Legends cap trip with another loss

The Lexington Legends concluded a miserable road trip Monday night with a 5-1 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets at Augusta, Ga.

Lexington won only once during the eight-game trip.

Third baseman Chris Jackson, making his first start as the Legends leadoff hitter, doubled to lead off the game and came around to score on two groundouts. That was pretty much it for the Lexington offense.

Jackson had the only other Lexington hit, a single in the third, and catcher Julian Henson drew a walk in the fifth.

Augusta struck for five runs in the bottom of the first off Legends starter Jake Leonhardt (4-13). The big blow was delivered by Dayton Buller, whose bases-loaded double scored two runs.

Augusta starter Craig Clark (7-4) and relievers Andrew De La Garza and Ryan Paul combined to strike out nine Lexington batters while yielding two hits and one walk. They retired the final 14 Legends in order.

Augusta finished off a four-game sweep in which it outscored Lexington 37-5 and outhit the Legends 52-15. Augusta (38-18 in the second half) came into the night leading the South Atlantic League Southern Division by five games.