NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) -- Brewer Hicklen hit a solo home run in the first inning, leading the Lexington Legends to a 3-2 win over the Augusta GreenJackets on Friday.
The home run by Hicklen gave the Legends a 1-0 lead.
After Lexington added two runs in the second on a single by MJ Melendez, the GreenJackets cut into the deficit in the fourth inning when Trevor Abrams hit an RBI double, scoring Manuel Geraldo.
The GreenJackets saw their comeback attempt come up short after Geraldo hit an RBI single, driving in Rob Calabrese in the fifth inning to cut the Lexington lead to 3-2.
Lexington southpaw Daniel Lynch (1-0) picked up the win after allowing two runs on six hits over five innings. Opposing starter Garrett Cave (5-5) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game after giving up three runs and five hits over four innings. Jacob Condra-Bogan pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his fourth save of the season.
For the GreenJackets, Geraldo doubled and singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one.