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Former Louisville star Sturgeon slugs two-run homer in Drive's 6-4 victory over Legends


Mauricio Ramos had a home run and a single for the Legends in a 6-4 loss Saturday (Photo from Legends Media Relations)

Mauricio Ramos had a home run and a single for the Legends in a 6-4 loss Saturday (Photo from Legends Media Relations)

 

Tim Roberson hit two home runs, and the Greenville Drive held off a Lexington comeback in a 6-4 win over the Legends Saturday night in front of 5,818 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
 

The Drive scored a run in the first inning on a triple by Manuel Margot and a wild pitch. They added three in the second on a two-run homer by Owensboro native and former University of Louisville star Cole Sturgeon, and a solo homer by Margot. Roberson led off the third inning with his first home run of the game to make the score 5-0.
 

The Legends started their comeback with a run in the bottom of the third. Alexis Rivera walked, moved to second on a wild pitch, and scored on Dominique Taylor’s single. Another Lexington run in the fourth made it 5-2 and Taylor and Mauricio Ramos each hit solo homers in the fifth to cut the lead to one at 5-4, but the Legends did not score again.
 

Roberson’s leadoff homer in the seventh inning closed out the scoring.
 

Greenville reliever Myles Smith (4-8), who took over for starter Ty Buttrey with two outs in the fifth inning, got the win. Legends’ starter Cody Reed (2-8) took the loss.
 

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The Legends have taken two of three games in the series, which concludes Sunday. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m.
 

The annual “Guns ‘n’ Hoses” softball game, matching Lexington police against Lexington firefighters, scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, has been canceled due to rain. It was originally scheduled for July 27 but was rained out.
 

Legends Media Relations


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