The Lexington Legends' return to Applebee's Park after a 6-2 road trip was less than triumphant. The Lake County Captains crushed the home team 12-3.
The Captains got off to a quick start, scoring three runs off Lexington starter Robert Leonhardt in the top of the first inning. After that, the rout was on.
Never miss a local story.
Leonhardt gave up nine hits and seven runs before getting pulled in the top of the fifth. Lake County finished with 15 hits.
The Legends scored two in the second inning on a homer by center fielder Steve Brown, and Catlin Everett drove in the other run with a bases-loaded groundout in the fourth.
The Captains answered with six runs in the top of the fifth, though, to put the game out of reach.
Leonhardt took the loss for Lexington. Lake County starter Christopher Archer picked up the win, giving up three hits and three runs in five innings.