The Lexington Legends ended their losing streak at 11 games with a 4-2 victory over the Hickory Crawdads Friday night. Earlier, the Crawdads won 9-6 in a game that was completed after being suspended in the first inning Thursday because of rain.
Paducah native Jonathan Roof got the Crawdads started in the opener with a three-run double in the bottom of the second inning.
Christian Villanueva homered twice and Joshua Richmond added another as the Crawdads beat Lexington in the first game.
The loss was the Legends' 10th in a row.
The teams played again Friday night in a game that ended too late for this edition.
Hickory took a 4-0 lead in the second inning, highlighted by a three-run double by Jonathan Roof. The Crawdads never trailed.
Villanueva hit his first homer in the third, putting Hickory ahead 5-0. He added a three-run shot in the fifth, making it 8-3.
Richmond's homer was a solo shot in the sixth, giving the Crawdads a 9-4 lead.
Lexington scored two runs in the fourth — on RBI doubles by Telvin Nash and Ben Orloff. The Legends got one run in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the ninth.
Tyler Burnett went 2-for-3 for Lexington and Domingo Santana drove in two runs.
Murilo Gouvea took the loss, giving up five earned runs in four innings. Reliever Brian Streilein allowed four earned runs in three innings.
Lexington fell to 3-14 in August.