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Ducks pushed to brink again after loss to Lexington

The Ducks' L.J. Mazzilli drives an RBI single

The Ducks' L.J. Mazzilli drives an RBI single to right centerfield against the Lexington Legends in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship Series on Friday at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. Credit: George A Faella

The Ducks are on the brink, once again. Losses? They can’t happen anymore. One more and the Ducks season — and quest for back-to-back titles — is over.

The Ducks lost to the Lexington Legends, 6-3, in Game 3 of the best-of-five Atlantic League Championship Series in Kentucky Monday night. The Legends lead the series, 2-1. They are looking for their first Atlantic League championship in their first season in the league.

After Ducks third baseman Deibinson Romero’s two-run home run in the top eighth inning tied the score at 3, Lexington reclaimed the lead with three two-out runs in the bottom half. Ben Revere’s RBI double off Darrell Thompson gave the Legends a 4-3 lead. The next batter, Roberto Baldoquin, singled to drive in Revere, pushing the lead to 5-3. Lexington added one more run after an RBI single by Juan Silverio.

The Ducks fell behind 1-0 in the third inning and tied the score at 1 on Boog Powell’s home run in the fifth. But, the Legends scored twice in the sixth on a two-run single from Silverio to take a 3-1 lead.

Ducks starting pitcher Scott Harkin allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked three.

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