Lexington Legends

Legends lose 9-1, end season with .500 record

The Rome Braves hit three home runs on their way to a 9-1 victory over the Lexington Legends in the season finale Monday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

The Legends finished the 2012 campaign with an overall record of 69-69. They were 39-30 in the first half, 30-39 in the second.

Brandon Drury put Rome on the board first Monday with a solo home run in the second inning.

The Braves added another run in the third and then broke the game open with five runs in the fourth. Drury led off with a double to left field, moved to third on a ground out by Cory Brownsten and scored on a double by Elmer Reyes. Will Skinner followed with a two-run homer, giving the Braves a 5-0 lead.

Robby Hefflinger hit Rome's other home run in the sixth.

Lexington scored its run in the ninth on a double by Teoscar Hernandez.

The Legends' Mike Foltynewicz (14-4) took the loss. Foltynewicz, who was named the South Atlantic League's most outstanding pitcher, was going for his 15th victory, which would've tied the team's single-season record set by Mike Nannini in 2001.