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Legends Get Past Drive, 6-3

April 18, 2010 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Greenville Drive News Release

Lexington, KY - The Lexington Legends broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated the Drive 6-3 Sunday at Applebee's Park.

Greenville (5-6) broke on top in the top of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Derrik Gibson walked, stole second went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Christian Vazquez.

The Legends (6-5) tied the game in the bottom of the second inning. Jake Goebbert walked, went to second on a single by Kody Hinze and came home on a base hit by Jonathan Fixler.

Lexington took a two-run lead in the third. Jiovanni Mier walked, and went to third on a hit-and-run single by Goebbert. One out later, Jonathan Meyer doubled to left center field, scoring Mier and Goebbert to give the Legends a 3-1 margin.

Greenville evened the score in the top of the fourth. After Ronald Bermudez led off with a bunt single, a double by Luis Segovia closed the gap to 3-2. Segovia came around to score the tying run on an error by Hinze at first base after Gibson had grounded to third.

In the Lexington sixth, Grant Hogue walked and was sacrificed to second by Jose Altuve. Mier followed with a single to score Hogue with the tie-breaking run. Mier took second on a throw to the plate, and came home on a single by J.D. Martinez to make the score 5-3. Goebbert's double brought Martinez home with the final run.

Following a stellar performance in his last outing, Drive starter Yeiper Castillo experienced some control issues this time around. The right-hander lasted just 3.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and five walks, while only fanning three.

Jose Trinidad (1-1), who pitched the sixth, seventh and eighth innings without allowing a run, got the win. Greenville reliever Anatanaer Batista (0-1) took the loss.

The Drive and Legends conclude their four-game series on Monday with first pitch set for 7:05 PM from Applebee's Park. Greenville will send right-hander Kendal Volz (1-0, 3.38 ERA) to the hill, while Lexington counters with right-hander Juan Minaya (0-1, 7.50 ERA).

Following their eight-game road trip, which also includes a stop in Charleston, WV, the Drive return home to Fluor Field on Saturday, April 24th. Before the Drive return home there will be a collegiate baseball game at their home field on Thursday, April 22nd featuring Furman and Presbyterian College, and a high school contest on Friday, April 23rd between Wren and Easley. For more information regarding single-game tickets, group outings, and luxury accommodations, visit www.GreenvilleDrive.com or call (864) 240-4500.

GAME NOTES:

LHP Drake Britton was placed on the Disabled List prior to today's game, retroactive to April 15th...RHP Jordan Flasher was activated from the Disabled List.


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