Tuesday, June 11, 2019
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: It was Keaton Winn’s night, and the Lexington Legends (33-31) figured that out quickly. The GreenJackets (33-30) right-hander twirled six-innings of shutout baseball, and he retired the last 10 batters that he faced. It was Winn’s 3rd win of the season and the Jackets rolled to a 6-3 victory on Tuesday evening.
The GreenJackets have now won four consecutive games, and they are 9-2 in their last 11. They also improve to 7-1 against the Legends in 2019. With Charleston’s win over Rome, the Jackets will stay 1-game back of 1st place, with five games to play in the 1st half.
Neither team could score a run to begin the game. GreenJackets starter Keaton Winn allowed three hits through the first three innings, but Lexington left four men-on-the-bases and could not scratch a run across, and we remained scoreless.
In the 5th inning, the GreenJackets received a leadoff single from Dalton Combs, and it was Jeffry Parra drawing a walk to put two men-on-base. Nico Giarratano was looking to lay down a sacrifice bunt, but he was hit-by-a-pitch to load the bases. Ismael Munguia would come up later in the inning and smack a sacrifice fly to make it 1-0 Jackets.
Augusta would come back and get more run support for their starting pitcher. In the 6th inning, Jacob Gonzalez doubled off the wall to make it a 2-0 Jackets lead, then it was Jeffry Parra with an RBI single to make it 3-0 Augusta.
Winn was dealing all night long. He’d finish the night after six innings of shutout baseball, and he allowed only three hits to earn the win. The bats continued to manufacture runs as Munguia drove in his 2nd RBI of the game with a double in the 7th to score Anyesber Sivira. With the lead at 4-0, it was Diego Rincones belting a sacrifice fly to give the Jackets a 5-0 advantage.
Lexington would not go quietly though. In the 8th inning, the Legends posted three runs to make it just a 5-3 advantage for Augusta. Munguia capped off a two-hit night with another RBI double to get the lead back to at least three runs, at 6-3, in the 9th inning. Munguia finished 2-4 with three-RBI.
Luis Amaya looked for the final three outs in the 9th inning, and he would secure the win for the GreenJackets as Lexington could not get the tying run to the plate, and the Jackets won the 2nd game of the series.