Lexington Legends

Errors help Legends rally for 5-4 win vs. Power

A grounder to second by Ben Orloff in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Emilio King to give the Lexington Legends a 5-4 lead at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, and Jorge De Leon pitched out of a ninth-inning jam to finish off the West Virginia Power.

The Legends, who benefitted from five errors and trailed 4-0 at one point, tied it at 4-all in the bottom of the seventh when Delino DeShields Jr. scored on a single by Enrique Hernandez.

Telvin Nash led Lexington with three hits, including a solo home run in the fifth inning. King and Tyler Burnett added two hits apiece.

De Leon pitched 12⁄3 innings and struck out three to earn the victory. Luis Cruz got the start for the Legends and gave up eight hits and four earned runs in five innings.

Power starter Jameson Taillon, one of the Pittsburgh Pirates' top prospects, entered the game with a 2-1 record, 42 strikeouts, four walks and a 2.96 ERA. He didn't last long in this outing, though. Taillon gave up four hits, walked two and struck out five in 32⁄3 innings. Both runs he surrendered were unearned.

Power second baseman Andy Vasquez had three of his team's errors.