Lexington Legends

Errors give Legends a lift in the 10th

The Lexington Legends scored four runs — three of them without a hit — in the 10th inning and beat the Rome Braves 14-10 Saturday night in Rome for their fifth straight win. Braves reliever Tyler Stovall took over for Tyler Hess to start the 10th and gave up a leadoff walk to Delino DeShields. He then bobbled a bunt by Jordan Scott for an error, and both runners were safe.

Enrique Hernandez also tried to sacrifice, and Stovall's throw to third was too late to get DeShields, leaving the bases loaded on a fielder's choice. After Adam Bailey struck out, Mike Kvasnicka grounded slowly to shortstop. Elmer Reyes fielded it, but his throw home was over the head of catcher Christian Betancourt, and two runs scored.

Tyler Burnett walked to load the bases again, and Hernandez scored as Ben Orloff grounded into a force play at second. Roberto Pena followed with a double, scoring Kvasnicka with the final run.

The Legends scored six runs on six hits in the first inning, including a two-run double by Burnett, but Rome bounced back with a run in the first and six more in the second to take a 7-6 lead. Lexington tied it at 7 in the third on a double by Burnett and a sacrifice fly by Emilio King.

The Braves tied it again in the eighth on a double by Robby Hefflinger, an infield out and a sacrifice fly by David Rohm. The Legends had 13 hits and five errors in the game. Rome had 15 hits and four errors.

Another All-Star

Legends third baseman Mike Kvasnicka was added to the South Atlantic League Southern Division All-Star team. Kvasnicka replaces Kyle Roller of Charleston, who will not play because of an injury.

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