Lexington Legends

Lexington offense fizzles minus Martinez

The Lexington Legends, in their first game of the post-J.D. Martinez days, fired a dud Friday — fireworks night at Applebee's Park.

The Hickory Crawdads outhit the Legends 14-7 en route to a 3-1 win. The Crawdads snapped their three-game losing streak and the Legends' four-game winning streak.

Martinez, called up to Double-A Corpus Christi after Thursday's win, dominated league hitting statistics.

Right-hander Braden Tullis (4-0), in his longest outing of the season, held the Legends to an unearned run and five hits over seven innings. He struck out five. Tyler Tufts closed for his second save.

"They threw the ball well, hit their spots and kept us off-balance all night," Legends Manager Rodney Linares said. "But we've got to do a better job with men in scoring position."

The Legends went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Hickory was 5-for-14.

"The guys just didn't swing the bats the way we're used to," Linares said. "It's going to take a couple days for them to get back in the swing of things. J.D. was an integral part of what we did here and they're just going to have to deal with it."

Hickory got three hits each from 1-2 hitters Travis Adair and Joe Bonadonna. All three of Bonadonna's were doubles, one that drove in Adair with the Crawdads' first run of the game in the third inning.

"I was seeing the ball well today," Bonadonna said. "Yesterday, I struggled a little bit (0-for-2 and a walk). Made a little adjustment, kind of hit the ball in front more, got my pitch and put it in play."

Zach Zaneski added a solo homer to straightaway center in the fourth and Adair had an RBI-single in the seventh.

The Legends scored a run in the second inning.

Kody Hinze led off with a single, advanced to second on an error and scored on Rene Garcia's two-out single.

Lexington's best chances after that came late.

In the eighth, a hit batter and a walk put two on with one out. Tufts fanned Renzo Tello and got Jake Goebbert to ground into a forceout.

In the ninth, Aaron Bray laced a one-out single and took third on Jonathan Meyer's double. But Tufts struck out Jiovanni Mier and Garcia.

■ Jonathan Roof, out of Paducah St. Mary, went 1-for-4 in his Crawdads debut, a day after being promoted from the Arizona League.

The Rangers picked him in the eighth round of last month's draft, out of Michigan State.

"When I saw I was going back to Kentucky, I was excited," Roof said. "Having family come up was very special."

Roof's father and uncle, Gene and Phil, both played in the majors, as did their cousin, Eddie Haas.

Jonathan has two siblings in the minors — Eric (Short-season A Connecticut) and Shawn (AA Erie).

Crawdads 3, Legends 1

Hickory Lexington

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Adair 2b 5 1 3 1 Arrendell 2b 3 0 0 0

Bonadonna 3b5 0 3 1 Tello rf 4 0 1 0

Prince rf 4 0 1 0 Goebbert lf 4 0 0 0

Bolden 1b 4 0 1 0 Hinze dh 4 1 1 0

Zaneski c 4 1 2 1 Bray 1b 4 0 2 0

Santana lf 4 0 1 0 Meyer 3b 4 0 1 0

Podraza dh 4 0 0 0 Mier ss 4 0 0 0

Pimentel cf 3 1 2 0 Garcia c 4 0 2 1

Roof ss 4 0 1 0 Hogue cf 2 0 0 0

Totals 37 3 14 3 Totals 33 1 7 1

Hickory 001 100 100—3

Lexington 010 000 000—1

E—Roof (1). DP—Hickory 1, Lexington 2. 2B—Bonadonna 3 (11), Pimentel (1), Tello (2), Garcia (7), Meyer (20). HR—Zaneski (4). SB—Santana (6), Bolden (3). CS—Roof (1).

Hickory IP H R ER BB SO

Tullis W, 4-0 7 5 1 0 0 6

Tufts S, 2 2 2 0 0 1 3


Cruz L, 4-2 62/311 3 3 1 2

Alvino 21/33 0 0 0 2

WP—Cruz, L. HBP—Hogue (by Tufts).

Umpires—Home, Kiff Kinkade; First, Jose Rivera.

T—2:40. A—6,211.