The Lexington Legends were held hitless for five innings Monday night at Applebee's Park, but they broke through with two hits and a run in the sixth and added two runs in the eighth to beat Lake County 3-2 and end the Captains' five-game winning streak.
Captains starter Ryan Morris extended his hitless streak to 11 innings before leaving after the fifth. In his previous start he went six hitless innings but, like last night, he exited because of a pitch count. Morris walked two and struck out seven.
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The Legends got on the board in the sixth against reliever Josh Judy when Jonathan Fixler singled home Eric Taylor to tie the game 1-1.
The Captains scored a run in the seventh to retake the lead, but the Legends won it in the eighth.
Reliever Garrett Rieck walked Craig Corrado to start the inning and Corrado moved to second on Taylor's sacrifice bunt. He stole third and when the throw from catcher Douglas Pickens went into left field, he continued home to tie the game at 2.
Brian Pellegrini followed with a single and moved to second on Kyle Miller's groundout. Fixler then delivered a two-out single to left to bring home Pellegrini with the winning run.
Legends starter Jeff Icenogle continued his turnaround, going five innings and allowing six hits and four walks but no runs. He struck out eight. Icenogle has given up only one earned run in his last three outings over 18 innings.