Lexington Legends

Legends' rally runs out too soon

The Lexington Legends got on the board first on Tuesday night at Applebee's Park, but the West Virginia Power answered quickly, sending the Legends to their 90th loss of the season.

Lexington scored their first run in the bottom of the fourth when Brian Pellegrini drove in Cat Everett on a groundout.

The Power answered with three runs in the top of the fifth, including a two on a home run by Eric Farris, and they tacked on three more in the top of the sixth.

The Legends tried to rally off West Virginia reliever Pedro Lambertus in the eighth inning. Jacob Priday led off with a line-drive double to center and advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Steve Brown reached on a walk, and Bryan Brown drove in Priday with a ground-ball single. Craig Corrado then hit into a double play that brought in Steve Brown.

Everett tried to re-ignite the rally with a single, but the Power had seen enough. Lambertus was replaced by Curtis Pasma, who struck out Eric Taylor to end the inning.

Power starter Evan Anundsen got the win, giving up just one hit and one run in seven innings. Legends starter Anthony Bello took the loss. The Legends start their final series of the season on Thursday in Greensboro, N.C.

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