What a game! The BlueClaws laid low for eight innings letting the Lexington Legends get out to 5-0 lead in the first game of the SAL best-0f-five Championship Series. Then they exploded for five hits in a row to start the ninth including three back to back to back home runs which tied the game at 5-5 in the ninth inning. Read HERE.
After two singles, Rodolfo Duran hit a long homer to center which the Lexington play-by-play voice said traveled 440 ft. to make the score 5-3. Jhailyn Ortiz was up next an hit a homer that just cleared the wall in right and bounced back on to the field to make it 5-4. Nick Maton lined a no-doubt-about it line drive homer to right to tie the score at 5-5 in the t0p of the ninth. Watch HERE.
Connor Brogdon came on and pitched two shutout innings in the ninth and tenth innings. Then in the top of the eleventh, Madison Stokes lined a single to center to score Duran who had singled to open the inning. A key play in the inning was the sacrifice bunt by Ortiz moving Duran into position to score the winning run. Zach Warren pitched a gem in the eleventh for the win. Read Here.
The BlueClaws now go for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series Tuesday night in Lexington Ky. Kyle Young gets the start to keep the BlueClaws in a position to win the Series when they return to Lakewood Thursday night.