The lead changed hands several times Monday night before the Lexington Legends overcame six errors and prevailed 8-7 in 11 innings against the Kannapolis Intimidators at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
The Legends scored six runs in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead then had to rally for a run in the ninth to send the game to extra innings.
Michael Kvasnicka got the Legends started in the 11th with a one-out double to left field. Bryce Lane was intentionally walked, and both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch by Wes Whisler (0-1).
Kvasnicka scored the winning run on an error by the Intimidators' Leighton Pangilinan.
The Legends extended the game to extra innings when Lane scored on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Adamson. Adamson had the biggest hit in the fourth, a three-run homer. Jay Austin added a two-run double, and Delino DeShields scored on a wild pitch in the six-running inning.
The Legends' six errors — two by Roberto Pena and one apiece by Kvasnicka, DeShields, David Martinez and Ruben Alaniz — led to five of the Intimidators' seven runs.
Lexington reliever Jason Chowning gave up two hits in his lone inning of work but got the victory to improve to 4-3. Alaniz, the starter, pitched five innings and gave up two hits and three unearned runs.
Kannapolis starter Dexter Carter gave up all six of the Legends' runs in the fourth inning.