This isn't the result the Lexington Legends had hoped for Thursday, the home opener in the team's 15th season.
The West Virginia Power disappointed an announced crowd of 5,074 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, coming from behind and beating the Legends 4-2.
"Pitching was good," Legends Manager Omar Ramirez said. "We didn't execute. We failed on two bunt attempts. We've got to execute. We want to win games, we've got to execute."
The Legends went 4-3 during their season-opening road trip to Charleston and Greenville, and Ramirez was quick to identify what stood out on the road as well.
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"Pitching. Pitching's been pretty good. Once again, tonight. Now we've got to execute. We had a couple chances to move the runners ... and we couldn't do it. We got 10 hits, but that tells you we've got to execute and do the little things."
Left-hander Emilio Ogando gave the Legends five innings of one-run, three-hit ball. He struck out five and walked two.
Righty Nik Stephenson (0-2) finished, yielding three runs, two earned, on three hits. He fanned four and walked three.
"Tried to pull out a win on opening day, but not what we wanted," said Ogando, whose ERA stands at 1.00.
"My changeup was working good, and then my curveball a little later."
West Virginia opened the season with a 4-2 homestand. The last loss, 1-0 to Hagerstown, came despite a combined no-hitter by three Power pitchers.
The Legends rapped 10 hits, including two each by Elier Hernandez, Brandon Downes and Corey Toups.
West Virginia struck for the game's first run, in the second. Elvis Escobar knocked in the run with a two-out, bases-loaded infield single.
Lexington countered with single runs in the fourth and fifth to take a 2-1 lead.
Wander Franco would score the tying run. He knocked a one-out double to center and kept going to third when center fielder Tito Polo missed the cutoff man for a throwing error.
Downes brought Franco in with a single to left.
Toups put the Legends ahead, leading off the fifth with his second homer of the young season, to the bleachers in left field.
The Power took a 3-2 lead in the eighth.
Chase Simpson led off the inning with his first homer of the season, off the main scoreboard in right-center, to tie the game at 2.
Cole Tucker, who walked, scored the go-ahead run on Pablo Reyes' triple to the gap in right-center.
West Virginia added a run in the ninth. Michael Suchy drew a leadoff walk, then advanced on a sacrifice, passed ball and Jerrick Suiter's run-scoring single.
The Legends had chances throughout, most notably in the eighth inning.
Alfredo Escalera led off with a single up the middle.
Humberto Arteaga couldn't get a bunt down, going down when he fouled off a two-strike pitch.
One out later, Hernandez singled, and Franco was beaned to load the bases.
But West Virginia's Sam Street punched out Downes to end the threat.
"We're playing well," Ramirez said. "But like I said, we have our moments where we haven't been executing on offense, with the situational hitting. Tonight, it was a bunt — we couldn't get it down, couldn't do the job. But hopefully things change. You've got to be patient with these kids and it's too early in the season. I know we're going to get better at it."