Lexington Legends

Legends hold on to early lead

The Lexington Legends jumped out to a 3-0 lead after three innings and then held on to beat the Rome Braves 3-2 Thursday night in Rome as closer Kirk Clark picked up a record-breaking 22nd save.

The Legends opened the scoring in the second inning. With two outs, Rene Garcia doubled, went to third on a bunt single by Grant Hogue, and came home on a wild pitch.

Lexington added two more runs in the third. With one out, Kody Hinze walked and came around to score on a triple to left center field by Jonathan Meyer. Renzo Tello's sacrifice fly scored Meyer and gave Lexington a 3-0 lead.

Riann Spanjer-Furstenburg put Rome on the board when he hit his first home run of the season. The Braves cut the lead to one in the fifth on a triple by Edward Salcedo and a sacrifice fly by Jake Hanson.

Legends starter Jose Cisnero (5-5) earned the victory.

Mike Schurz allowed one hit and fanned three in two scoreless innings. Clark then retired Todd Cunningham on a fly to left and struck out Christian Bethancourt before walking Salcedo. Salcedo tried to steal second, but was thrown out by Garcia for the final out, giving Clark the record save.