Lexington Legends

Legends outslug Rome 15-10 in series opener

The Lexington Legends overcame an early deficit and overpowered the Rome Braves 15-10 on Wednesday in front of 8,214 fans at Whit-aker Bank Ballpark, the largest crowd of the season.

Rome scored four runs in the first inning. Christian Bethancourt's homer brought in three of them. The Legends got two back in their half of the first. Delino DeShields Jr. reached on a throwing error by third baseman Edward Salcedo leading off. Walks to Jiovanni Mier and Mike Kvasnicka loaded the bases. Chris Wallace grounded to third, and another throwing error by Salcedo allowed DeShields to score. Enrique Hernandez's groundout scored Mier.

Lexington put six runs on the board in the third. Jhonny Medrano doubled home Daniel Adamson for the first run, and a single by Emilio King, a triple by DeShields and a single by Mier produced three more. Kvasnicka hit his second home run of the year to put the Legends on top 9-6.

Two fielding errors by Salcedo in the fourth helped the Legends score three more on only two hits, making it 12-6.

Rome got back in the game with four runs in the fifth.

The Legends added single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth on RBI by Kvasnicka, Roberto Pena and Adamson to put the game out of reach.

Alex Sogard (1-1) came out of the bullpen to get the win with three scoreless inning.