Lexington Legends

West Virginia's 5-run fourth beats Legends

The West Virginia Power jumped on Lexington with five runs in the fourth inning, capped by Elias Diaz's three-run homer, and the Legends lost on the last game of their homestand, 6-2.

Legends starter Juri Perez gave up one hit through the first three innings, but fell apart in the fourth. Mel Rojas singled and advanced to second on a passed ball. A strikeout of Dan Grovatt was followed by a walk to Matt Curry and consecutive run-scoring singles by Justin Howard and Rogelio Noris, which set up Diaz's shot.

The Legends scored two runs with two outs in the eighth inning, but Tyler Burnett grounded out with the bases loaded to end the threat.

The Legends rally began with a one-out double to right field by Delino DeShields Jr. After Enrique Hernandez flied out, Adam Bailey was hit by a pitch.

Jason Townsend relieved Power starter Brandon Cumpton and promptly hit Chris Wallace with a pitch to load the bases.

Mike Kvasnicka singled to center, scoring DeShields. Daniel Adamson's grounder to short was bobbled by Drew Maggi for an error, allowing Adamson to reach and Bailey to score the second run.

West Virginia added a run in the ninth and Townsend set down the Legends in order to end the game.