Lexington Legends

Legends strike again in the ninth

Christopher Jackson hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday to give the Lexington Legends their second walk-off win in as many days at Applebee’s Park.

The shot to left field capped a five-run inning, and the Legends beat the Hickory Crawdads 7-5, one night after Craig Corrado hit a bases-loaded single to end the game.

Corrado, who went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, was on base with pinch hitter Eric Taylor when Jackson teed off Thursday night for his only hit of the game.

After a strikeout, a single and a forceout to start the ninth for Lexington, Taylor hit a line-drive single to score Russell Dixon from second and move Julian Henson to third.

Then Corrado reached on an error by Hickory shortstop Silvio Pena, bringing home Henson, who was 2-for-4 with a home run in the fourth.

Legends starter Anthony Bello gave up seven hits and three runs, two earned. He struck out three and walked one over five innings before Mike Koons came on in relief.

Koons got out of a jam in the sixth, but Erik Huber’s homer and three errors leading to another run put the Crawdads up 5-2 in the seventh.

Jack Tilghman replaced Koons and picked up his first win of the season.

The Legends have won two in a row after losing five straight.

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