Lexington Legends

King leads Legends to win on his first day

Outfielder Emilio King, who joined the Lexington Legends earlier in the day, had a single, a double and a home run as the Legends held on for an 8-6 win at Hagerstown on Saturday night.

The Legends built a 7-0 lead after 41/2 innings. Chris Wallace started the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning, his eighth of the year.  Adam Bailey's RBI double in the third gave the Legends a 2-0 lead.

The Legends added five runs in the fifth. A double by Wallace, a walk to Jhonny Medrano and a single by Tyler Burnett produced one run.  A balk by Hagerstown starter A.J. Cole allowed Medrano to score, giving the Legends a 4-0 lead. King doubled, scoring Burnett, and Jiovanni Mier and Bailey added RBI singles.

Hagerstown came back on a two-run homer by Jason Martinson in the bottom of the fifth and added four more in the seventh to pull within a run at 7-6. 

King's solo homer in the ninth provided an insurance run.

Tanner Bushue (5-0) worked the first six innings and picked up the win.  Hagerstown has won two of three in the series, which concludes Sunday.