CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Charleston RiverDogs scored three times in the seventh inning and twice in the eighth to beat the Lexington Legends 5-2 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night in Charleston.
After six scoreless innings dominated by starters Tanner Bushue of Lexington and Shaeffer Hall of Charleston, the Legends broke through with two runs in the seventh before the Charleston rally.
Bushue went 41⁄3 innings, striking out six and allowing one hit while walking one. The highly touted 18-year-old right-hander was impressive early, striking out several RiverDogs on called strikes.
Right-hander Jose Trinidad (0-1) came in to relieve Bushue in the fifth, allowing three runs in two innings of work.
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Hall scattered only three hits and no earned runs in six innings.
The Legends scored two runs in the seventh inning by way of a Charleston throwing error by shortstop Kelvin Castro and an RBI single by Jonathan Meyer.