Lexington Legends

Legends' chance at series split slips away on error in 11th

Kannapolis scored an unearned run in the top of the 11th inning to beat the Lexington Legends 5-4 Sunday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

With two outs in the inning, the Intimidators' David Herbek drew a walk, stole second and scored the go-ahead run when Michael Johnson's ground ball got past third baseman Matt Duffy for an error.

Former Northern Kentucky University pitcher Jarrett Casey (2-0), who worked the last two innings for the Intimidators, picked up the win. Jason Chowning (0-1), an Eastern High School graduate, took the loss in relief of starter Kyle Hallock, who allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings.

After Kannapolis' three-run fifth inning, the Legends answered in the bottom half with a two-out rally. Justin Gominsky doubled and came home on a single by Jimmy Howick. Delino DeShields Jr. followed with a solo home run to even the game at 3-3.

Each team added a run in the sixth inning to set up the Intimidators' extra-inning win.

Kannapolis won three out of four games in the series.