Lexington Legends

Legends' walk-off hit earns split

The Lexington Legends sent their fans home happy Friday night, winning the second game of a doubleheader at Applebee's Park on a walk-off hit in extra innings.

Ricardo Bonfante hit a two-out single to center field, scoring Ebert Rosario with the winning run in the eighth inning for a 1-0 victory over the West Virginia Power.

West Virginia won the opener 3-2 in seven innings.

Both teams combined for 13 hits in the doubleheader on a night dominated by pitching. Lexington had a total of four extra-base hits.

In the second game, Legends starter Henry Villar combined with relievers Patrick Urckfitz, Daniel Meszaros and Jack Tilghman (1-0) on a three-hit shutout. Villar worked 31⁄3 innings, allowing one hit, walking one and striking out six. Urckfitz pitched 22⁄3 innings and struck out three.

Power pitchers Ramon Aguero, Brian Leach and Owen Brolsma (0-1) combined to hold the Legends to two hits in the loss.

In the opener, West Virginia broke through with runs in the sixth and seven innings.

West Virginia's Edward Garcia singled in Andrew Walker with two outs in the top of the sixth to snap a 1-1 tie.

The Power tacked on another run in the seventh thanks to two Legends throwing errors. Danny Bomback reached base and advanced to second on first baseman Phil Disher's error. After advancing to third on a sacrifice bunt, Bomback scored on an errant throw by third baseman Rosario.

Lexington answered with a run in the bottom half and advanced the tying runner to third with one out before Power reliever Eddie Pena recorded the final two outs for his second save.

Lexington starter Brad Dydalewicz pitched five innings, allowing one run (none earned) on two hits. Jose Trinidad (0-1) gave up one earned run in two innings of work.

Power starter Gabriel Alvarado (1-1) struck out seven in five innings and did not allow an earned run.

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