Highlights from Saturday's 1-0 loss to the BlueClaws:
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Rookie Jacob Priday, an 11th-round pick in this year's amateur draft, made his debut with the Legends on Saturday after beginning the season with Tri-City in short-season Class A ball. Priday went 2-for-3 in his debut with two singles before leaving the game with a knee injury after sliding into second base.
CUSICK RETURNING TO FORM
Infielder Matt Cusick was among league leaders in several offensive categories before the All-Star break, but a recent slump dropped him off the charts. Cusick's average is back up to .299 now after a 2-for-4 night in which he had Lexington's only extra-base hit, a fifth-inning double.
”We have to rely on a lot of two-out hitting. That's just the way it's been. We're not scoring a lot of runs. When you're doing that, you're living on the edge, and we're just not coming through.“ —Legends Manager Gregg Langbehn, on his team's offensive struggles
The Legends hit the road this week for back-to-back four-game sets with Charleston and Savannah. They return home Wednesday, July 16 for an eight-game homestand that runs through July 23.