Lexington Legends

Lexington blows 6-run lead

The Augusta GreenJackets overcame a 6-0 deficit to snap the Lexington Legends' four-game winning streak with a 9-7 decision Saturday night at Augusta, Ga.

Augusta scored three runs in the fifth and three in the seventh to tie the game.

The Legends recaptured the lead on Phil Disher's RBI single in the eighth inning.

But the Greenjackets put up another three-spot in the bottom of the inning to provide the winning margin.

Jack Tilghman (1-2) took the loss, suffering his and the team's second blown save.

Johnny Monelli started the winning rally with a single. He scored on a double by Juan Perez.

James Simmons singled in Perez with the go-ahead run.

A throwing error by Tilghman put Simmons on third and Dom Duggan on first. Simmons scored on a Federico Hernandez passed ball.

The Legends scored six runs in the second, highlighted by Albert Cartwright's three-run homer and Disher's two-run round-tripper. Jay Austin singled in a run.

The Legends outhit the Jackets 11-10. Austin, Disher, Brandon Barnes and Ricardo Bonfante had two hits each.

Simmons was among four Augusta players with two hits. Included was a two-run homer in the fifth.

Four Augusta pitchers combined to strike out 13.

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