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Legends Get Past Greenville 6-3

April 18, 2010 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Lexington Legends News Release

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

Greenville 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 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.

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 Legends have taken two of the first three games in the series, which ends with a 7:05 game Monday night at Applebee's Park.

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