Roberto Pena's home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Lexington Legends a 10-9 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators Friday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
The Legends had overcome a 7-2 Kannapolis lead to take an 8-7 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning on Chris Wallace's two-out, two-run double. Delino DeShields Jr.'s solo homer in the bottom of the eighth gave the Legends a two-run margin but, with two outs in the top of the ninth, the Intimidators' Dan Black hit a two-run homer to tie the game at 9-9.
Kannapolis reliever Chase Cooney retired the first two hitters in the bottom of the ninth before Pena delivered his game-winner, a shot over the bleachers in left field. It was his second home run of the year.
Mount Sterling native Drew Lee hit a two-run homer in the fourth to give Kannapolis a 7-2 lead. In the five-game series, Lee, a former Morehead State star, was 11-for-19 with three homers and eight RBI.
The Legends started their rally with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. They scored three more in the sixth to take the lead. With one out, DeShields reached on an error by Black at first base.
Jiovanni Mier, DeShields, Wallace and Pena led Lexington with two RBI apiece.
The Legends took three of five from Kannapolis and stay home for a four-game series with Augusta.