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Legends even SAL Championship Series with game two win

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Led by a home run in the first inning by MJ Melendez, the Lexington Legends took game two of the South Atlantic League Championship series over the Lakewood BlueClaws, 5-2. The best-of-five-series is now split, 1-1.

Jackson Kowar earned the victory pitching 5.0 shutout innings allowing two hits while walking one and striking out five. Kyle Young took the loss tossing 4.0 innings allowing two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out two. Tad Ratliff got the save, pitching the ninth inning and allowing one hit while striking out two.

The Legends and BlueClaws have an off day Wednesday and are back in action for game three Thursday, September 13 in New Jersey.

LHP Daniel Lynch (5-1, 1.58 ERA) will be on the mound for the Legends and RHP Andrew Brown (6-3, 2.10 ERA) will throw for Lakewood.

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