Augusta spoils Cox's stellar start with 4-3 win over Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- Trailing 3-0 in the ninth inning, Augusta scored all four of its runs in the final inning to beat Lexington 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Courtesy: Lexington Legends

Legends starter Austin Cox set season highs with 7.0 innings pitched and eight strikeouts. The Royals No. 22 overall prospect got the no-decision.

In the bottom of the fourth, Rubendy Jaquez and Freddy Fermin drove in a pair of runs for a 2-0 lead. In the fifth, Nate Eaton ripped a RBI triple to extend that lead to 3-0.

In the ninth, Jeffry Parra blasted a three-run homer to give Augusta the 4-3 lead and the Green Jackets held off a Legends rally in the bottom half.

The Legends (17-18) host the Green Jackets (17-18) in the finale on Monday morning at 10:35. Former UK pitcher Sean Hjelle will get the start for Augusta.



 
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