Sunday, May 3, 2009.
The Lexington Legends scored in every inning but three en route to a 15-6 blowout win over the Augusta GreenJackets Sunday afternoon at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Aaron King allowed three home runs in his rockiest start of the year. After Brandon Barnes' RBI single in the first, King gave up two-run home runs in consecutive innings to Kody Hinze, Barnes and Ebert Rosario to dig a hole for the Jackets.
Augusta provided a run for King in the third on Dom Duggan's RBI single. Duggan had three hits and drove in three for the Jackets. In a sign of things to come though, the GreenJackets loaded the bases with one out and left all runners stranded.
Justin Fitzgerald threw 2.2 scoreless innings of relief to keep Augusta in the game but the seventh inning broke the Jackets. 12 Lexington hitters came to the plate, pounding out seven runs on five hits with Rosario's second home run of the day the big blast of the bunch. All seven runs were scored with two outs. Lexington scored another time on the ninth on Nathan Metroka's RBI single.
Augusta chipped away with a Josh Mazzola RBI single in the seventh and four runs in the ninth. Duggan tripled to score a pair, Mazzola drove in another and Ryan Lormand brought in the fourth with a sacrifice fly. It was too little, too late though for the GreenJackets as Charlie Culberson grounded out to end the game.
King (1-1) takes the loss for the Jackets with his 3.2 inning stint, allowing seven runs - six earned - on just five hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Ross Seaton (4-1) threw six strong innings in a winning effort for the Legends allowing just one unearned run on five hits while walking two and fanning two.