Shorebirds Rally Late, But Fall To The Legends
The Shorebirds took the field Thursday evening looking to take out their brooms for the sweep over the Legends, but Lexington’s defense made it tough.
The Legends got off to an early lead after a wild pitch brought in Corey Toups to take a 1-0 lead. Then just a few plays later, Lexington would put another run on the board with a controversial play – the Birds thought there was runner interference, but the umpires waved it off and counted the run to take a 2-0 lead.
While the umps were causing some distractions for the fans, the players remained level-headed and kept looking for runs. The Legends managed to score 4 runs in the 9th to take a 7-0 lead, but the Birds responded. In the ninth inning, Yermin Mercedes kept the rally alive knocking a grand slam out of the park to get back within 3.
Lexington holds on for the win and avoids the sweep with a 7-4 win tonight over the Shorebirds.