Lexington Legends

Grasshoppers beat Legends 5-2 with walk-off homer

Isaac Galloway hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Greensboro Grasshoppers a 5-2 win over the Lexington Legends Tuesday night in North Carolina.

It was third loss in four games for Lexington (25-27). With 18 games remaining in the fist half of the South Atlantic League season, the Legends are tied for second place in the Southern Division with Greeenville, 31/2 games behind Savannah. The first-half division leaders are guaranteed a playoff spot.

Adam Bailey's RBI single Tuesday night gave the Legends a 1-0 lead in the first. But Greensboro moved in front in the second, 2-1, on back-to-back solo homers by Mark Canha and Christian Yelich off Tanner Bushue.

Bushue hasn't gotten past the fourth inning in his past three starts and lasted just 32⁄3 Tuesday, giving up six hits and two runs with four strikeouts and a walk. Once the most reliable of the Legends' starters, Bushue has allowed six runs and 11 hits over 72⁄3 innings in his last three outings.

The Legends tied Tuesday's game in the fourth on consecutive singles by Tyler Burnett, Jhonny Medrano and Roberto Pena.

The score remained 2-2 until the bottom of the ninth. With one out, Daniel Black doubled. Noah Perio was intentionally walked, and Galloway followed with a blast over the left-field wall, his seventh homer of the season, to win the three-game series 2-1.

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