Lexington Legends

Legends fall to Kannapolis 6-0

Kannapolis shut out Lexington for the second time in less than 24 hours, winning 6-0 Wednesday at Applebee's Park.

The Intimidators handed the Legends their first defeat of the season, 2-0, on Tuesday night, then used four pitchers in Wednesday morning's game to blank Lexington again.

Kannapolis pitchers Adam Bowling, Stephen Sauer, Drew O'Neil and Kentuckian Nate Jones combined to limit the Legends to six hits. Sauer (1-0), who relieved Bowling in the fourth inning, got the win. He allowed three hits in three innings and struck out four.

Starter Jordan Lyles (1-1) took the loss for Lexington. He struck out eight in 32⁄3 innings but allowed a run in the third on consecutive singles by Justin Greene, Drew Garcia and Tyler Kuhn.

The Intimidators added two runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the eighth, including a solo home run by Matt Inouye.

The Legends' best chance came in the sixth. With two out, Kody Hinze and Russ Dixon singled. Phil Disher sent a line drive into right center, but Kannapolis center fielder Justin Greene made a diving catch to end the inning.

The series concludes Thursday night.