Saturday, April 23, 2011

Legends edge Sand Gnats in series finale 8-7

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (April 24, 2011) Adam Bailey's single drove in Delino DeShields Jr. with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning, and the Lexington Legends held on for an 8-7 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats Saturday night at Grayson Stadium.

DeShields walked to lead off the eighth, and as he stole second, catcher Blake DeShields to reach third. Bailey, who had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, then lined a single to right field to drive in DeShields, breaking the 7-7 tie.

Ruben Alaniz (2-1) got the win in relief. Gabriel Garcia, who worked the eighth and ninth, earned his first save by escaping a two-on, two-out threat in the ninth when he struck out Aderlin Rodriguez to end the game. Luis Rojas (0-1) was the losing pitcher.

Bryce Lane's three-run triple in the fourth inning helped the Legends come back from an early 4-0 deficit.

The Legends' Jiovanni Mier hit his second home run of the year, a solo shot in the fifth inning. Chris Wallace had three hits in four at bats to raise his average to .419.

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