Lexington Unable to Respond as Drive Takes Game Two
WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Legends fall to the Greenville Drive in the second game of the four game series in Lexington. The Legends hot bats fail to carry over, as they were held scoreless. The Legends now fall to 38-33 while the Drive improves to 33-39.
A two run homerun by Tristain Casas in the second inning opened up the scoring for the Drive.
In the top of the third inning, Grant Williams led off with an infield single to the left side then moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Cole Brannen. Kole Cottam brought Williams home on a double to left centerfield and the Drive extended their lead, 3-0.
The Drive struck again in the top of the fifth inning. Everlouis Lozada belted a two-out double to left field, then scored when the next batter Cottam deposited an RBI single to left field and Greenville led, 4-0.
Greenville plated their final run in the top of the sixth inning. Brandon Howlett lined a two-out double to right field, his first hit of the night. Dylan Hardy then singled him home and the Legends fell, 5-0.
Former University of Kentucky pitcher Chris Machamer receives the win for tonight's game, improving his record to 3-3. Machamer threw 6 innings and surrendered 2 hits in his outing. Greenville's pitching staff only allows 4 total hits during the game as they even the series at one game apiece. The Drive managed to get 14 hits on the night, plating 5 runs. Charlie Neuweiler was given the loss, pitching 6.0 innings allowing five runs on 10 hits while striking out seven. Ted Cillis tossed 3.0 shutout innings allowing four hits while walking one.
The Legends next face the Greenville Drive tomorrow, June 22 at 6:35pm. It is First Responders Night and all First Responders and their families get in free with their ID.
The Legends, a Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and member of the South Atlantic League, play all home games at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky. For ticket information, call (859) 422-7867 or visit LexingtonLegends.com.
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