Lexington Legends

Asheville holds on with play at plate

Warren Schaeffer hit a ground-ball double into left field for the game-winning RBI in the ninth inning, and the Asheville Tourists denied the tying run with a play at the plate to beat the Lexington Legends 2-1 at Applebee's Park.

Brandon Barnes singled and stood as the tying run in the bottom of the ninth. He headed home from first when Russell Dixon belted a double to right field but was called out at the plate on the cutoff throw to home.

Barnes finished 4-for-5, and Dixon went 4-for-4 with two doubles and the Legends' only run of the game.

Carlos Ladeuth (6-10) came in the game in crunch time and gave up the go-ahead run. That wasted nice outings from Leandro Cespedes and Mike Koons. Cespedes scattered five hits over five innings, giving up one run and one walk and striking out nine. Koons threw one-hit ball over three innings.