Rosell Herrera's three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning erased a one-run deficit and gave the Asheville Tourists a 5-3 win over the Lexington Legends Friday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Asheville opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning. With one out, Tyler Massey singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Jared Simon. Herrera followed with a single, scoring Simon.
Lexington answered with Matt Duffy's run in the bottom of the second.
The score remained 2-1 until the eighth, when the Legends rallied to take the lead. Jose Fernandez scored the tying run on a single by Delino DeShields Jr.
DeShields stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by Ryan Casteel. Jay Austin hit a sharp liner off the glove of Herrera, and DeShields scored the go-ahead run.
The Tourists wasted no time in the ninth against Legends reliever Carlos Quevedo. Massey doubled, Simon singled and Herrera lined his first home run of the season over the wall on his 163rd at-bat to put Asheville up 5-3.
Russell Brewer (1-1) picked up the win after entering the game in the eighth. Quevedo (4-2), who came into the game in the ninth, took the loss.
Jodie Meeks of the Philadelphia 76ers, who holds the University of Kentucky's single-game scoring record of 54 points, will throw a first pitch before Sunday's game. ... Legends third baseman Matt Duffy has been added to the list of participants for the Miller High Life Home Run Derby as part of South Atlantic League All-Star game festivities in Charleston, S.C., next week.