Legends rally, but fall short 10-6

(CHARLESTON, W. Va.) Erich Weiss hit an inside-the-park grand slam to cap a nine-run second inning for West Virginia, and the Power went on to a 10-6 win over the Lexington Legends in the final game of a four-game series. The Legends had taken the first three games.

The Power led 1-0 when Legends starter Austin Fairchild ran into control problems in the second inning. With one out, five walks, a hit batsman and a two-run double by Danny Collins produced five runs. After Jacoby Jones walked to load the bases, Luke Farrell relieved Fairchild. Weiss hit a line drive to center field, where Alfredo Escalera tried to make a diving catch, but the ball skipped by him to the wall, and Weiss circled the bases, giving the Power a 10-run lead.

The Legends came back with a run in the fifth, two in the sixth and three in the seventh. Fred Ford had two hits and two runs batted in to lead the Legends offense.

Dovydas Neverauskas (2-0) got the win for West Virginia. Fairchild (0-2) took the loss.

The Legends will open a series against the Rome Braves in Rome, Georgia Monday night.

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