Written by Staff Reports
Sunday, 27 May 2012 20:44
The Lexington Legends earned the series split with a 6-4 win against the Hickory Crawdads on Sunday at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads won Saturday's game, 11-2. On Sunday, the Legends used a four-run fourth inning to take control. Trailing 2-0 and with runners at second and third with one out, Chris Epps belted a two-run double to tie up the game. Epps moved
to third on a single by Jesse Wierzbicki before a sacrifice fly by Roberto Pena advanced both runners ninety more feet for the 3-2 lead. Chan Jong Moon added to the new Legends advantage with an RBI double, plating Wierzbicki to make it 4-2.
Hickory (23-25) cut into the lead with a run in the bottom of the fourth. Drew Robinson started the stanza with a double before taking third base one out later on a single by Jordan Akins. Trever Adams came through with an RBI single up the middle to score Robinson and chip the Lexington lead at 4-3.
But the Legends increased their lead with single runs in the fifth and seventh innings. A throwing error by the Crawdads scored Matt Duffy in the fifth; and a solo homer by Zach Johnson in the seventh made it 6-3.
A run-scoring single by Hanser Alberto in the bottom of the seventh scored Jhonny Gomez from second base to bring the 'Dads within two runs of tying it, 6-4. But Murilo Gouvea got out of the seventh with no further damage being done and kept the Lexington lead intact through a scoreless eighth inning. Jason Chowning came on in the ninth and picked up his ninth save of the year.
Hickory hits the road for a three-game series against the Shorebirds in Delmarva, starting on Monday at 5:05 p.m. Catch all the action live on Hickorycrawdads.com, and tune in 15 minutes early for Crawdads Countdown.....The 'Dads then return home for a four-game series against the West Virginia Power, kicking off this Thursday at 7 p.m. The FUN-filled series will feature Thirsty Thursday, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, this Thursday, Friday Fireworks, presented by Galaxy, Texas Pete and 106.9 The Light, on Friday and T-Shirt Giveaway, courtesy of Duck Graphics and The Big Dawg 92.1FM, for the first 1,000 fans with a paid admission on Saturday!
Individual Tickets for all Crawdads home games are available right now at Hickorycrawdads.com or by calling (828) 322-3000! Group outings, corporate partnerships, Levine Children's Hospital Claw Club memberships and Ticket Books for the 20th Anniversary Season are also available right now by calling the Front Office at (828) 322-3000.