Starter Tanner Bushue retired the first 16 batters, and Kirk Clark pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his record-tying 21st save as the Lexington Legends held on to beat the Braves 3-1 Tuesday night in Rome, Ga.
Bushue did not allow a base runner until Jake Hanson lined a single to center field in the sixth inning. In seven innings, Bushue allowed three hits and one walk while striking out five batters.
The Legends took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Jake Goebbert doubled with two outs and came home on a throwing error by third baseman Chris Curley, who went to Campbellsville University.
Clark is now tied with Daniel Freeman, who saved 21 games for the Legends in 2003.
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