Lexington Legends

Lexington does it again

The Lexington Legends did something Saturday they haven't done in nearly two months.

Win two games in a row.

Matthew Cusick homered, Jeff Icenogle struck out nine in 52⁄3 innings, and Lexington took advantage of six Rome errors in a 4-2 victory over the Braves at Applebee's Park.

Lexington beat Rome 5-3 on Friday.

The two-game winning streak is Lexington's first since winning three in a row May 30-June 1 against Kannapolis. That series also was at Applebee's Park, where Lexington has struggled mightily this season.

The Legends broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning, thanks to three Braves errors. Second baseman Michael Fisher made two of his three errors in the inning, leading directly to both runs. Pitcher Michael Mehlich's wild pickoff throw aided the Legends' rally.

Brandon Barnes' double in the second inning scored Kyle Miller to give Lexington a 1-0 lead.

In the fifth, Cusick belted a home run to right field — his eighth homer of the year — to make it 2-0.

Icenogle ran into trouble in the sixth, and reliever Carlos Ladeuth (4-9) gave up a two-run single that tied the game. Icenogle fanned five of the first seven batters he faced.