Lexington Legends

Foltynewicz hurls 5 strong innings for first victory

Lexington's Enrique Hernandez scored when Elias Diaz couldn't handle a throw in the second inning of the first game.
Lexington's Enrique Hernandez scored when Elias Diaz couldn't handle a throw in the second inning of the first game.

Lexington's Mike Foltynewicz got his first professional win in a 4-2 victory over West Virginia in the first game of a doubleheader at Whitaker Bank Ball Park on Wednesday, but the Power beat the Legends 9-3 in the second game.

Both games were seven innings in length, the standard for South Atlantic League doubleheaders.

Foltynewicz (1-6), Houston's first round pick and the 19th overall in the 2010 draft, won a duel with Jameson Taillon (1-1), the first round choice by Pittsburgh in 2010 and the second overall pick.

Foltynewicz took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before he walked two batters, gave up a single to Drew Maggi and was taken out. In five-plus innings, Foltynewicz was charged with two runs, one of them earned. He walked four and struck out five.

Jorge DeLeon came in with the bases loaded. A force-out at second base scored one run and a throwing error on the same play brought home the other run.

Alex Sogard pitched a one-two-three seventh to pick up his third save.

Right fielder Adam Bailey homered — his first of two on the day — in the first inning for the Legends.

Lexington got two more runs in the second. Mike Kvasnicka singled and Enrique Hernandez doubled him to third. A grounder scored Kvasnicka, and Hernandez came home on a throwing error.

The Legends got one more in the fourth on a single by Emilio King.

West Virginia jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning of the second game on a three-run home run by Matt Curry and a two-run shot by Rogelio Noris.

The Power added three runs on four hits in the third inning, and Dan Grovatt hit a solo shot in the fourth to make the score 9-0.

Bailey hit his team-leading 10th homer of the season in the Legends' fourth.

Kevin Decker (1-1) picked up the win in relief, and Lexington starter Brian Streilein (3-1) took the loss.

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