Lexington Legends

Legends' bats quiet early in 5-2 loss to Drive

Greenville starter Miguel Celestino took a perfect game into the fifth inning, and Christian Vazquez drove in three runs with a home run and a double as the Drive defeated the Lexington Legends 5-2 Saturday in front of 6,730 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Greenville, who leads the series 2-1, took a 1-0 lead in the third inning. David Renfroe, who led off with a single, eventually scored on a a single by Heiker Meneses.

The Drive added two more in the fourth when Drew Hedman singled and Vazquez followed with his third home run of the series.

Lexington cut the deficit to one in the fifth. Ben Heath drew a leadoff walk to become the Legends' first baserunner of the game. Heath advanced to third on two infield outs and scored on Tyler Burnett's double. Burnett came home on Roberto Pena's single down the left-field line, leaving the Drive with a 3-2 lead.

Greenville added a run in the sixth. Vazquez scored on a double by Renfroe. The Drive's final run came in the eighth on back-to-back doubles by Hedman and Vazquez.

Celestino (6-4) earned the victory with six innings of work. He allowed two runs on three hits.