Lexington Legends

Tello's 3-run double caps Legends' comeback win

Renzo Tello's three-run double with two outs in the top of the ninth inning capped a late comeback by Lexington as the Legends defeated Augusta 8-6 on the road.

The Legends trailed 6-2 after six innings, but rallied with two runs in the seventh inning and one in the eighth to cut Augusta's lead to one.

With two outs and the bases empty in the ninth, Ben Heath singled on a 3-2 pitch to keep the game alive. Grant Hogue, who ran for Heath, stole second and third.

Augusta reliever Chris Wilson walked Jonathan Meyer and pinch hitter Miguel Arrendell to load the bases, and Tello cleared them with a drive over the head of center fielder Skyler Stromsmoe.

Kirk Clark retired the Green Jackets in order in the bottom of the ninth to earn his 28th save. Clark, who already holds the Legends single-season and career saves record, moved into a tie for the league lead in saves.

Colton Pitkin (2-4) pitched the eighth inning for Lexington and picked up the win.

The Legends have taken the first three games in the series.

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