Twelve hours after smacking around Kannapolis pitching for the second consecutive night, Lexington's bats went nearly silent Wednesday morning as the Intimidators beat the Legends 6-1 at Kannapolis, N.C.
Lexington (4-3) scratched out just five hits against three Kannapolis pitchers — all off left-handed starter Joe Serafin (1-1) — in a game that began at 10:05 a.m. Serafin worked 51⁄3 innings, walking four and striking out two. Relievers Ryan Buch and Drew O'Neil did not allow a hit the rest of the way as Kannapolis (1-6) won for the first time this season.
The Legends scored their only run in the first inning. With two outs, Jiovanni Mier walked, moved to third on a single by J.D. Martinez, and scored on a single by Jake Goebbert.
Kannapolis came back with four runs in the second inning, two scoring on a triple by Juan Silverio. The Intimidators added two more runs in the third inning.
Starter Juan Minaya (0-1) took the loss for Lexington.
Martinez, the Legends' leading hitter, went 1-for-4 and has his average drop to .433.
The teams wrap up their four-game series in Kannapolis on Thursday night at 7:05.
The Legends open their home season Friday night at 7:05 at Applebee's Park against the Greenville Drive.