The Lexington Legends beat the Lakewood BlueClaws 6-3 on Thursday to take a 2-1 lead in the South Atlantic League Championship Series. A big game from rookie Kyle Isbel helped the Legends get within one win of the title.
With a 5-4 win over the Greenville Drive and a little help on Friday, the Lexington Legends clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2006. A rookie pitcher making his debut with the team helped secure the win.
Despite a 10-6 loss to the Hagerstown Suns on Sunday, the Lexington Legends remain atop the South Atlantic League Southern Division standings. But they’ll have to make a run at the playoffs without breakout star Seuly Matias.
Former University of Kentucky player Tristan Pompey contributed an RBI single, a run and a sacrifice bunt in his second day on the job for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, helping his team rally to defeat Lexington Sunday.