Lexington Legends

Kannapolis breaks through first, beats Legends 3-1 in pitchers' duel

Right fielder Mark Haddow is hitting only .194 but he broke a scoreless tie with a solo homer in the top of the seventh to lead the Kannapolis Intimidators past the Lexington Legends 3-1 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Saturday.

Starting pitcher Kevan Vance got the win, throwing six shutout innings, allowing only three hits and striking out five. Steve Upchurch pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save.

Kannapolis added runs in the eighth and ninth, driven in by doubles from Kevan Smith and Colin Kuhn. Haddow followed his homer with a sacrifice bunt in the ninth that advanced a runner who later scored.

All three runs came off reliever Nathan Pettus, who allowed only four hits, but three of them drove in runs.

Legends starting pitcher Nicholas Tropeano went six innings, allowing four hits but no runs and striking out eight.

The Legends' lone run came in the eighth when Deline Deshields singled, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly hit by shortstop Alex Todd.