DeShields breaks Legends' record with 49th stolen base of season

June 23, 2012 

Delino DeShields, Jr. fields during Lexington Legends practice at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Photo by Matt Goins 13752

Delino DeShields Jr. broke the Lexington Legends' single-season record for stolen bases in a 5-2 victory on the road against the West Virginia Power on Saturday night.

DeShields, who had a two-run single in the fourth inning, tied Josh Anderson's 8-year-old mark with his 48th stolen base in the sixth inning. He followed that up with another, his 49th, in the eighth inning.

The Legends took advantage of three errors and two bases-loaded walks to stop a two-game skid that marred the team's return from the All-Star break.

Lexington's Luis Alvarez added two RBI, including a solo home run in the fourth inning. It was Alvarez's first homer of the season in his second game with the Legends.

Jonas Dufek improved to 5-1 with a solid start. He pitched six innings and gave up two earned runs on seven hits and two walks. He had three strikeouts.

Murilo Gouvea came on to pitch two scoreless innings before Carlos Quevedo struck out the side in the ninth to earn his fourth save.

The Power's Ryan Hafner dropped to 0-5 after walking five batters and giving up three runs in three innings.

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service