Lexington Legends

Legends sweep, move into first in Southern

The Lexington Legends pounded out 14 hits in the first game and nine more in the second and swept a doubleheader with the Augusta GreenJackets on Tuesday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

The two victories vaulted the Legends into first place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division.

In the first game, which was resumed a day after it was interrupted by rain in the bottom of the second, Lexington built on a 4-0 lead it had forged Monday to produce a 15-2 victory.

Home runs by Delino DeShields Jr. (a solo shot in the sixth) and Adam Bailey (a three-run blast in the seventh) was plenty of support for Carlos Quevado (3-0), who pitched the final seven innings after the resumption.

Tyler Burnett had homered on Monday in Lexington's four-run second.

Catcher Chris Wallace had three hits and scored three times for the Legends.

In the second game, a seven-inning affair, Augusta scored four times in the top of the first before the Legends roared back with five in the bottom of the first, two in the second and one in the third.

DeShields had two hits, including a triple, and scored twice, and Jhonny Medrano drove in two runs with a pair of singles, and he scored twice.

Yordany Ramirez (1-0) got the win by getting two outs in the fourth, though he walked three. Alex Sogard got out of that inning and held the GreenJackets to one hit over the final three innings to earn his second save.

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