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Greenville rallies in sixth to top Legends, 3-1; Pair of Lexington players make All-Star team


Carlos Asuaje drove in all three Greenville runs as the Drive took a 3-1 win over the Lexington Legends Tuesday night.

Greenville broke through with two runs in the sixth inning. With two outs and the bases empty, Jimmy Rider singled and moved to third on a ground-rule double by Jantzen Witte. After Jose Rodriguez relieved starter Luke Farrell, Asuaje doubled to center field, scoring Rider and Witte.

The Legends came back with a run in the seventh. Dominique Taylor led off with a single and, with one out, moved to third on a double to right field by Fred Ford. Taylor scored on a ground out by Dex Kjerstad.

The Drive added an insurance run in the eighth inning. Forrestt Allday led off with a double. He went to third on a passed ball and scored on Asuaje’s single.

Jacob Dahlstrand (4-3), who relieved starter Trey Ball at the start of the sixth inning, picked up the win.
Farrell (1-4) was the losing pitcher.

The Drive have taken the first two games of the series, which concludes Wednesday. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. The Legends are on the road in Greenville, S.C. and Augusta, Ga. through Sunday. They will begin a seven-game homestand Monday night against Asheville.

Pair of Legends make SAL All Star team

Catcher-first baseman Frank Schwindel and outfielder Dominique Taylor will represent the Lexington Legends on the Southern Division team at the 2014 South Atlantic League All-Star game in Hickory, N.C., June 17.

Each team will have 26 players on its roster. The voting was done by managers and coaching staffs, media and front office executives.

Schwindel is batting .272 with nine home runs and 32 runs batted in. He was named South Atlantic League Player of the Week for May 26-June 1 after batting .414 (12 for 29) with six homers and 16 runs batted in in seven games.

Schwindel was an 18th round choice by the Legends’ parent club, the Kansas City Royals, in the 2013 draft. He played in college at St. John’s.

Taylor, a 15th round choice by the Royals in 2013, is batting .308 with four homers and 21 RBI, and has stolen 10 bases in 12 attempts. He played for UC-Irvine before signing with the Royals.

“Most of our front office staff will make the trip to Hickory for the game, and it’s going to be exciting to see Frank and Dominique represent the Legends,” said Legends President/COO Andy Shea. “They have had outstanding seasons and deserve to be honored as being among the best in the South Atlantic League.”

From Lexington Legends Media Relations

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