CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Charleston RiverDogs came back from a five-run, eighth-inning deficit to beat the Lexington Legends 7-6 in 12 innings Sunday in the series finale.
The Legends had broken a 1-1 tie with five runs in the top of the sixth inning, the last two coming home on a triple by Grant Hogue, who had two hits in the game.
But Charleston rallied with three in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth to tie the game.
After Rob Lylerly singled with one out in the bottom of the 12th, Taylor Grote doubled down the right field line, and Lyerly scored without a play to win it for Charleston.
The clubs split the four-game, season-opening series 2-2.
The Legends couldn't get anything going after Hogue capped off their five-run sixth inning. The combined effort of Gabriel Tatis, Ryan Acosta, Ryan Flannery and Francisco Rondon held the final 20 Lexington batters without a base hit after the sixth.
The Legends stay on the road for the next series, traveling to Kannapolis for four games against the Intimidators. Their home opener is Friday night against the Greenville Drive.