Lexington Legends

Bushue's 7-inning gem holds up for Legends

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.