Friday, May 11, 2012
Alex Meyer posts quality start in return
to Lexington, but Legends earn walk-off win
The Lexington Legends spoiled former UK standout Alex Meyer‘s return to Lexington with a walk-off win Friday.
Meyer, pitching for Hagerstown, did not receive a decision in the game, but the Legends scored a single run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly from first baseman Zach Johnson for a 4-3 win.
Meyer and Legends right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano had their way for most of the night, until each team posted a three-run inning late in the game.
Meyer surrendered three runs on eight hits in six innings while striking out five batters and walking two. He held the Legends scoreless for five innings, but the Legends rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to chase him from the game.
Hagerstown ensured Meyer wouldn’t be tagged with the loss with a three-run seventh inning.
Tropeano surrendered three runs on four hits in six and two-third innings while striking out six batters and walking one. Right-handed pitcher Carlos Quevedo recorded the final seven outs to earn his first win.
You can see a photo gallery from the game below.
Photos by Jon Hale.