Legends finish sweep of Kannapolis by rallying in seventh inning

July 13, 2012 

After being held at bay for six innings by Kannapolis starting pitcher Scott Snodgress, the host Lexington Legends rallied for four runs off reliever Jeff Soptic in the seventh inning and went on to win 4-3 Friday, sweeping the four-game series with the Intimidators.

Jose Fernandez led off the seventh with a walk and later scored on a wild pitch. Jordan Scott drove in two runs with a single then scored the game-winner when Daniel Webb relieved Soptic and threw another wild pitch.

Reliever Dayan Diaz struck out the side in the top of the ninth to preserve the win for the Legends with his 13th save of the season.

Reliever Thomas Shirley got the win, his first.

Justin Gominsky and Chan Moon had two hits each for the Legends and Delino DeShields Jr. got his league-leading 65th stolen base.

Legends win in 15

Jordan Scott's single drove in Mike Kvasnicka from second base and gave the Legends a 6-5 victory over the Intimidators in 15 innings late Thursday night.

The Legends had sent the game into extra innings by rallying for four runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Roberto Pena, Scott and Delino DeShields Jr. began the ninth with singles to load the bases. After Ruben Sosa struck out, Nolan Fontana doubled to left field, driving in Pena and Scott, and moving DeShields to third. Matt Duffy then grounded out to shortstop, scoring DeShields and advancing Fontana to third. Zachary Johnson followed with a double to left, narrowly missing a game-winning homer, but driving in Fontana with the tying run.

The Legends had a chance to win the game in the 10th, but Kvasnicka, trying to score from second, was thrown out at home by left fielder Grant Buckner after a single by DeShields, who had five hits in seven at-bats.

Ex-UK pitcher to face Legends on Saturday

Former University of Kentucky star Alex Meyer is scheduled to start for Hagerstown Saturday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark against the Legends. Meyer was a first-round pick of the Washington Nationals in the 2011 draft, and recently pitched in the Futures Game for top major-league prospects. Going into Saturday's games, he is second in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts with 98.

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