Chris Wallace had the best of two three-homer games for the Lexington Legends Sunday. He had a grand slam and drove in nine runs as the Legends pounded the Asheville Tourists 18-9 at McCormick Field.
Wallace's big day overshadowed teammate Telvin Nash, who also hit three home runs, good for four RBI. Both players were 5-for-6 as the Legends collected 20 hits against six Asheville pitchers.
Wallace was one short of the South Atlantic League single-game record for RBI. Asheville's James Barbe drove in 10 on April 22, 1978.
Jiovanni Mier had three hits and two RBI for Lexington. Mier, Wallace and Nash each scored four runs.
Eight Legends scored at least once. Every batter except Jhonny Medrano had a hit, but he scored a run after drawing a walk in the fourth inning. The Legends scored seven runs in the fourth, four coming on the grand slam by Wallace. Wallace hit two two-run homers, one in the first inning, one in the seventh. He also doubled home a run in the second.
The Legends have 31 runs and 33 hits in the last two games.