The Lexington Legends had a two-run lead going into the bottom of the eighth inning and then fell apart at Savannah on Thursday night.
It took three pitchers to get out of the inning, and the Sand Gnats scored four runs, including back-to-back bases-loaded walks, before holding off Lexington 6-5. Savannah is up 2-1 in the five-game series.
The Legends wasted a solid outing by Carlos Quevedo, who gave up eight hits and a run over five innings, striking out three. Jorge De Leon started the eighth by giving up two singles. He was yanked for Alex Sogard, who loaded the bases two batters later and then walked two straight to tie it at 4. Sogard (0-1) stayed on the mound and struck out Sam Honeck, but he was replaced by David Martinez, who gave up a two-run double.
Trailing 6-4 entering the ninth, Lexington scored on a triple by Mike Kvasnicka and a single by Daniel Adamson and later loaded the bases with one out, but reliever Josh Edgin struck out Jiovanni Mier and Chris Wallace to end the game.
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Wallace hit his sixth home run of the year in the first. He finished with two RBI and increased his South Atlantic League-leading RBI total to 19.