Tanner Bushue pitched six shutout innings, and the Lexington Legends broke open the game with five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 8-2 on Sunday night in Augusta, Ga.
Lexington scored one run in the first inning and two runs in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead. A four-hit, three-walk barrage in the eighth — highlighted by Aaron Bray's RBI double over the head of Augusta center fielder Skyler Stromsmoe — put the Legends ahead 8-0.
Bushue (7-8), a right-hander, allowed three hits, walked two and struck out four over his six scoreless innings.
Lexington's Brad Dydalewicz and Daniel Sarisky allowed one run each in relief.
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Bray led the Legends' attack on offense, going 2-for-5 with three RBI. His broken-bat single in the fifth scored Jake Goebbert and Kody Hinze to make it 3-0.
Jiovanni Mier, Jonathan Meyer and Renzo Tello also had two hits apiece.
Lexington has won the first two games of the four-game series, which continues Monday night.
Augusta starter Chris Heston (5-12) allowed just one earned run in five innings. Reliever Craig Clark surrendered four of the Legends' five runs in the eighth.
Former University of Louisville standout Chris Dominguez was 3-for-3 with an RBI double for Augusta.