The Lexington Legends dug themselves a deep hole in the first half of the South Atlantic League season and they never quite climbed out.
The second half hasn't started too well, either.
Three West Virginia pitchers limited the Legends to four hits Friday night at Charleston and the Power prevailed 5-2, handing Lexington its second consecutive loss of the second half.
West Virginia scored two runs in the second inning, one on Eric Avila's RBI double and the other on a wild pitch by Lexington starter Luis Ordosgoitti (1-2).
The Legends got a run back in the fourth when Delino DeShields Jr., singled, moved to second on his league-leading 47th stolen base and scored on Jay Austin's line-drive single to right.
A three-base error by Legends first baseman Zach Johnson on a ball hit by Dan Gamache leading off the bottom of the fourth led to the Power's third run.
The hosts pulled away with two runs in the fifth, aided by another Lexington error.
Elias Diaz singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Shortstop Chan Moon misplayed Taylor Lewis' grounder, putting runners on first and third. Gregory Polanco brought them both in with a double to center.
That was it for the scoring. Robby Rowland (3-1) and two relievers limited the Legends to two hits the rest of the way.
Evan Grills pitched two hitless innings in relief for the Legends.
Mike Kvasnicka had two of Lexington's four hits, including a solo home run, his ninth, in the seventh inning.
The Legends have high hopes heading into the second half. After a 4-10 start to the season, Lexington rebounded to go 39-30 in the first half, finishing fourth in the SAL Southern Division.
The teams play the third game of their four-game series Saturday.