Lexington Legends

Legends, Power split doubleheader

Luis Cruz pitched seven sharp innings in a 7-1 victory to help the Lexington Legends earn a split in a doubleheader against West Virginia on Monday at Applebee's Park.

Cruz (6-3) went the distance in the second seven-inning contest, giving up four hits and striking out four. Jacob Goebbert did most of the damage at the plate for the Legends, going 2-for-3 with a two-run single in the third and another in the fifth.

In the first game, the Legends and the Power picked up where they left off Sunday with the score 3-3.

Jose Hernandez doubled in a run in the third and Jarek Cunningham singled in another — both off Legends reliever Wander Alvino — to give the Power a 5-3 victory.

Heath named league's top hitter

Catcher Ben Heath's first week with the Legends was a good one. Heath, who joined the team Aug. 8 after being promoted from Tri-City in the New York-Penn League, was named the South Atlantic League's player of the week.

Heath batted .533 (8-for-15) with a triple, three home runs and 10 RBI. All three homers came in the Legends' 9-8 loss to West Virginia on Friday.

"We have had some tremendous individual performances this year," said Legends GM Andy Shea. "Heath's three-home-run game was incredible."

The Legends will remain at home for a four-game series against the Southern Division-leading Greenville Drive beginning Tuesday night.