The Lexington Legends open their final home stand of the season on Thursday night, during which Lexington’s minor league baseball team could secure its first postseason berth since 2006.
Lexington won its fifth game in a row on Tuesday night before taking the day off Wednesday. The Legends lead the second half standings in the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division by three games with 12 left to play. The champion of the second half will play the first-half champion Rome Braves in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Asheville Tourists and Greenville Drive were tied for second place entering play on Wednesday.
Lexington opens a four-game series against the Hagerstown Suns on Thursday night at 7:05. A four-game home series against Augusta wraps of the Legends’ home season. The eight home games will be played over eight straight days at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
The Legends close the regular season with a four-game series at Greenville.
JC Cloney (2-1) pitched seven shutout innings Tuesday night as the Legends completed a four-game sweep of the Northern Division-leading Lakewood BlueClaws with a 2-1 victory at Lakewood, N.J.
Brewer Hicklin and Rickey Aracena drove in runs for the Legends in the win.
Hagerstown Suns at Lexington Legends
What: First game of four-game series
When: 7:05 p.m.
Where: Whitaker Bank Ballpark