Greenville tops Legends 4-1

By Lexington Legends | April 12, 2017 10:23 PM ET

Tyler Hill homered for the third consecutive game as the Greenville Drive overcame an early Lexington lead and went on to a 4-1 win over the Legends Wednesday night in Greenville. 

The Legends took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning on a one-out single by Gabriel Cancel, who had two of Lexington's five hits, a walk to Kort Peterson and a single to center field by Emmanuel Rivera.

Greenville, which had only five hits in the game, tied it in the fourth. Hill was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a single by Bobby Dalbec and scored on a two-out single by Mitchell Gunsolus. The Drive took the lead for good with a run in the fifth, and they added another in the sixth. After Dalbec led off with a walk, Ryan Scott was hit by a pitch and Tucker Tubbs walked to load the bases. Gunsolus grounded into a force play at home, but Scott scored when third baseman Manny Olloque committed a throwing error after fielding a ball hit by Isaias Lucena, and the Drive took a 3-1 lead.

Hill's solo homer in the bottom of the seventh closed out the scoring.

Greenville reliever Daniel Gonzalez (1-0) who entered at the start of the fifth inning and finished the game, got the win. He allowed no hits and no runs over the last five innings.

Legends starter Jace Vines (0-2) was the losing pitcher. He allowed one earned run and three hits in five innings, walked one batter and struck out four.   

The Drive won two out of three games in the series.

The Legends open the home season Thursday night against the West Virginia Power, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Game time at Whitaker Bank Ballpark is 7:05 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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