GreenJackets take three of four from Legends

By Augusta GreenJackets | April 30, 2013 4:05 AM ET

The GreenJackets went from being the only time in the South Atlantic League without a home run, to sending three out in the last three games. And on Monday, they added one more.

Heading into the third inning, Augusta had a 1-0 lead against Lexington. But with two outs, shortstop Matt Duffy hit a solo shot over the left field wall to extend the lead.

The GreenJackets (16-8) went on to defeat the Legends (9-16) 4-2 at Whitaker Bank Park.

Centerfielder Jesus Galindo scored the first run for the GreenJackets. In the first, Galindo reached after being hit by a pitch, advanced to second when Duffy grounded out to first, moved to third on a wild pitch and crossed home plate when Shayne Houck grounded out to shortstop.

Duffy's homer gave Augusta a 2-0 advantage in the third, but Lexington came back in the fifth.

Legends' Bubba Starling hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game up.

The game stayed tied until the eighth inning when the GreenJackets scored the final two runs of the game to give them the win.

With one out, Galindo walked, stole second and then scored when Duffy singled to right field. Duffy played the final run for Augusta. After stealing second, Duffy scored when Mitch Delfino hit a ground ball to left field.

The GreenJackets pitching also had a great performance on Monday. Starter Martin Agosta worked five innings giving up just three hits and two runs, while fanning eight batters. Agosta now has 35 strikeouts this season, which is good for second in the SAL.

Stephen Johnson picked up his first win of the season after pitching two scoreless, hitless innings.

Finishing up the game was Tyler Mizenko who gave up just one hit in two innings en route to picking up his seventh save of the season. Mizenko's seven saves ranks second in the SAL.

The GreenJackets will have an off day tomorrow before starting a seven-game homestand on Wednesday.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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