Highlights from Thursday night's 4-2 Lexington loss to Kannapolis:
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Kannapolis never plated more than a run in an inning, but four one-run frames was all the run support the Intimidators needed. An error on the Legends' Craig Corrado, who was making a rare start at second base, allowed Kannapolis to score its fourth and final run in the seventh.
THROWING THE GAS
Legends starter Leandro Cespedes (2-4) suffered the loss for the Legends, but it wasn't due to a lack of effort. The righty struck out a season-high nine batters in five innings of work while giving up two runs.
IN THE STANDS
A Thirsty Thursday crowd of 4,948 packed Applebee's Park for the opener of a four-game series with the Kannapolis Intimidators.
”If they're tiring down now we're in for an exceptionally long season. We got three months to go. They know that they're going to be playing every day and the lineup rotates. There's obviously a core group of guys who are going to be in there just about every day and I try to pick spots for them to get a day off, but they have to figure it out. They have to come ready to play.“ — Legends Manager Gregg Langbehn on young players dealing with the day-to-day strain of a professional schedule.
In search of his first win, pitcher Jeff Icenogle (0-3, 4.91) will start Friday night for the Legends. He'll face Anthony Carter (5-1, 1.92), who is among the South Atlantic League leaders in wins and ERA. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.