Lexington Legends

Greenville swipes six bases, earns split of 4-game series

The Lexington Legends couldn't generate any offense until the ninth inning, and then it wasn't enough as they fell to the Greenville Drive 6-3 Monday night at Applebee's Park.

Greenville starter Kendal Volz (2-0) pitched five shutout innings, allowing four hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Jeremiah Bayer went the final four innings, holding the Legends scoreless until Rene Garcia's two-out, three-run home run to left field in the final frame.

Bayer got the last out to earn his third save.

The Drive stole six bases, three by center fielder Jeremy Hazelbaker.

Wilfred Pichardo, who went 3-for-4, stole two bases.

Greenville's runs came in pairs, with two in the first, two in the sixth and two in the eighth.

Lexington starter Juan Minaya (0-2) settled down after a shaky start to pitch 51⁄3 innings, allowing four hits and three runs, all earned.

The Legends split the four-game series with Greenville and are 6-6 on the season. They start a four-game series with the Asheville Tourists on Tuesday.