Lexington, KY - The Greenville Drive closed out their season-opening road trip with terrific pitching in a 4-2 victory over the Lexington Legends on Wednesday. With the win, the Drive finished 4-3 on the trip and improved to 9-5 overall, which is tied for first in the Southern Division.
The 10:05 AM start time didn't faze Drive starter Logan Boyd (2-0), who held the Legends (4-10) to one run and three hits over five and a third innings with a pair of strikeouts.
The Drive took a 3-0 lead through three innings against Lexington's Ofreidy Gomez (0-3). Nick Lovullo laced an RBI double in the second to score Isaias Lucena, who singled with one out.
In the third inning, Tyler Hill was hit by a pitch to begin the frame, and he moved to third on a double by Ryan Scott. Tucker Tubbs followed with an infield single to plate the second run, and Mitchell Gunsolus added a sacrifice fly to make the score 3-0.
Lovullo added his second RBI hit of the day with a single in the sixth to plate Lucena, who reached on an error.
The Legends got on the board in the sixth thanks to a Chris DeVito sacrifice fly, and they tacked on a run in the seventh on a Drive error.
Matthew Gorst allowed just one unearned run in an inning and two-thirds to hold the lead, and Stephen Nogosek worked two scoreless frames to pick up his third save.
Lovullo and Tubbs each collected a pair of hits to lead the Drive offense, while DeVito and Gabriel Cancel logged two hits apiece for Lexington.
The Drive will return home on Thursday night at 7:05 to begin a four-game series against the Rome Braves, an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The pitching matchup will feature Drive left-hander Robby Sexton (0-0, 5.23) against Braves left-hander Joey Wentz (0-1, 5.00).
Thursday is Dollar Drink Night presented by The Iron Yard, featuring $1 Pepsi products on the concourse and $1 PBRs with young professional networking in The Iron Yard 500 Club. Purchase tickets by going to the Main Street Box Office, calling (864) 240-4528 or by CLICKING HERE.
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