A tie on Father's Day -- for now

Game suspended with score even at 5-5

Mark Sanchez had two hits and a run batted in for the Legends. ( )

By Lexington Legends | June 18, 2017 6:06 PM ET

The game between the Hagerstown Suns and the Lexington Legends at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Sunday was suspended due to rain in the ninth inning with the score tied at 5-5.

No date for resumption of the game was announced. A decision will be made later by the South Atlantic League.  

The Suns opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning. Jake Noll and Jakson Reetz started the inning with singles, and after Telmito Agustin struck out, Anderson Franco singled, scoring Noll. 

The Legends answered with four runs in the bottom of the second. Emmanuel Rivera led off with a single, and Gabriel Cancel reached first on an error by shortstop Paul Panaccione. John Brontsema's single scored Rivera. Manny Olloque singled, and Cancel, who had stopped at third, scored when second baseman Angelo La Bruna was unable to handle the throw from the outfield. Brontsema scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Marten Gasparini. Olloque then stole third base and scored on a single to right field by Mark Sanchez, giving the Legends a 4-2 lead.

The Legends added a run in the bottom of the fourth and Hagerstown responded with one in the fifth, leaving the score at 5-3.

The Suns tied the game with two runs in the top of the seventh. With one out, Blake Perkins walked, and with two outs, Daniel Johnson was hit by a pitch. After Jose Veras relieved starter Travis Eckert for Lexington, Noll singled, scoring Perkins and sending Johnson to third, from where he scored the tying run on a wild pitch.

The South Atlantic League will take its All-Star break Monday through Wednesday, with the All-Star game scheduled for Tuesday night in Columbia, South Carolina.

The Legends will begin second-half play Thursday night with the opener of a four-game series against the West Virginia Power in Charleston. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

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