Lexington Legends

Grasshoppers rout Legends 12-1

Lexington Legends center fielder Khalil Lee (9) slides back onto first base past Greensboro Grasshoppers first baseman Colby Lusignan (40) during their game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Greensboro beat Lexington 12-1.
Lexington Legends center fielder Khalil Lee (9) slides back onto first base past Greensboro Grasshoppers first baseman Colby Lusignan (40) during their game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Greensboro beat Lexington 12-1. aslitz@herald-leader.com

James Nelson, Colby Lusignan and Eric Gutierrez each had three hits, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers beat the Lexington Legends 12-1 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Wednesday.

Nelson homered and singled twice, scoring three runs and driving home a couple. Lusignan homered, doubled and singled, driving in four runs.

Greensboro, which extended its winning streak to six games, outhit Lexington 16-5.

Nelson and Lusignan homered in Greensboro’s five-run eighth inning.

The Legends’ only run came on Marten Gasparini’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth, scoring Meibrys Viloria.

Greensboro starter Michael King (3-2) allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings. Lexington’s Gerson Garabito (3-2) took the loss after giving up two runs and four hits over five innings.

Greensboro, third place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division, improved to 18-14. Lexington, next to last in the Southern Division, dropped to 13-20.

The second game of the three-game series is Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

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