Lexington Legends

Legends drop first game against Drive

Three Greenville pitchers combined to shut out Lexington on eight hits, and Reynaldo Rodriguez hit two long home runs as the Drive blanked the host Legends 5-0.

The Drive scored in the first inning without a hit. Derrik Gibson led off with a walk, stole second, went to third on an infield out and came home on a wild pitch by Tanner Bushue.

Rodriguez made it 2-0 when he led off the fourth with a home run to left field.

The Drive, with just five hits for the game, scored again without a hit in the sixth. Jeremy Hazelbaker led off with a walk, and Rodriguez was hit by a pitch. Christian Vazquez struck out, but a ground ball by Vladimir Frias got through for an error, and Hazelbaker scored from second.

Rodriguez closed out the scoring in the eighth with his second home run, a two-run blast.