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Lexington ends Clinton’s Junior Legion season

Lexington Post 7 swept Clinton Post 56 out of the American Junior Legion state playoffs Tuesday with a 4-2 victory in Lexington, ending the three-game opening-round series.

Clinton starter Wil Stewart gave up six hits over 5 1/3 innings of work, allowing only two earned runs as Lexington was aided by three Clinton errors. With the game tied at 2-2, Lexington scored two runs in the sixth inning to take the lead for good.

A two-run homer by Lexington’s Brayden Jeffcoat in the sixth proved to be the difference. Jeffcoat went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.

Five different players had base hits for Clinton. Zack McLendon’s base hit was a double for Clinton’s only extra base hit of the game.

Clinton trailed 2-0 after four innings, but battled back to tie the game at 2-2 in the fifth on RBI singles from Bryce Young and Tyler Kyko.

Lexington won a 1-0 pitcher’s duel Monday night to take a 1-0 lead in the series in Clinton.

Clinton ended its season at 6-6.

 

 

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