(CHARLESTON, W. Va.) Back-to- back doubles by Chad Johnson and Dominique Taylor produced two runs in the fifth inning, and the Lexington Legends held on for a 2-1 win over the West Virginia Power Saturday afternoon in Charleston. The Legends have won all three games in the series, which concludes Sunday afternoon.
West Virginia had taken a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Candon Myles walked, moved to third on a single by Michael Fransoso, and scored when Chris Diaz bounced a single off the leg of pitcher Jose Rodriguez.
Lexington’s Michael Antonio was hit by a pitch leading off the fifth inning. With one out, Johnson doubled to right center field, scoring Antonio, and Taylor followed with a double to left that brought Johnson home.
Rodriguez, who pitched the first five innings, and reliever Luis Santos, who finished the game, made the lead stand up. Santos worked out of a first-and-third, one-out jam in the sixth, and got Wyatt Mathisen on a ground out with runners on first and third and two outs in the eighth.
Rodriguez (1-0) got the win, and Santos earned his first save. Felipe Gonzalez (0-1), who relieved starter Luis Heredia after the first pitch of the game, worked four and one-third innings and took the loss. Heredia indicated he had a problem with his right shoulder after throwing one pitch, and Gonzalez was called on to take over.
Game time Sunday is 2:05 p.m.