Two homers help GreenJackets top Legends

By Katie Agostin / Augusta GreenJackets | April 28, 2013 4:37 AM ET

After going 21 games without a home run, the GreenJackets have hit three in the last two games. Augusta finally got one out during their 12-1 win against Lexington on Friday when Mitch Delfino hit a grand slam in the top of the fifth. Still, they continued to impressive on offense Saturday when both Delfino and Trevor Brown hit homers en route to the GreenJackets (15-7) 12-6 win in 10 innings against the Legends (8-15).

Brown was the first to go long. With the GreenJackets trailing 6-1 through four, Brown lead off the fifth inning with a solo shot over the left field wall.

After the GreenJackets tied the game up 6-6 in the top of the ninth, they had an explosive six-run inning, which was highlighted by Delfino's second home run of the season.

Chuckie Jones led off the inning with a walk. Eric Sim reached base when he was hit by a pitch, which forced him to leave the game and be replaced by Brad Moss. In the next at bat, Jesus Galindo advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt. The GreenJackets loaded the bases when Legends' Ali Williams intentionally walked Matt Duffy.

With no outs, Andrew Cain cleared the bases with a double to left field to give Augusta a 9-6 lead.

Delfino extended the GreenJackets' lead to 11-6 in the next at bat when he hit one over the left field wall for his second-straight game with a home run.

Thanks to their two big offensive wins in Lexington, the GreenJackets have improved their team batting average to .248 while still maintain the best ERA in the South Atlantic League at 2.48.

Augusta will look for its fourth straight win Sunday at 2:05 p.m. They will wrap up their series against the Legends Monday and return home Wednesday to face the Hagerstown Suns.


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

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