A four-run outburst in the second inning sent the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 5-2 win and a four-game sweep of the Lexington Legends on Thursday night.
The Intimidators chased Legends ace Tanner Bushue before he could record an out in the second. He was charged with all four runs, three earned, on four hits. His ERA jumped from 3.11 to 3.72.
It was the sixth win in a row for Kannapolis and fifth straight loss for Lexington, which was outscored 32-18 in the series. Legends catcher Chris Wallace, who is tied for the South Atlantic League RBI lead with 30, has been out the past two days. In that span, Lexington has dropped two games below .500 and out of a tie for first place in the North. The Legends (16-18) are now in third, behind co-leaders Greenville and Asheville. Asheville comes to Lexington Friday.