A two-out, two-run triple by Stephen Alemais broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning, and the West Virginia Power held on for a 3-2 win over the Lexington Legends Saturday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
The game was scoreless until the sixth inning.
The Legends took the lead when Nick Dini doubled and came home on a single by Ricky Aracena.
Ty Moore led off the top of the seventh with a home run to tie the game, and the Power moved ahead in the eighth. Kevin Mahala led off with a single. Following a sacrifice by Arden Pabst, Trae Arbet walked and Chris Harvey flied out. Alemais then delivered a triple to the wall in center field, scoring Mahala and Arbet, giving the Power a 3-1 lead.
The Legends rallied in the bottom of the ninth. With two outs, Gabriel Cancel doubled. Emmanuel Rivera hit a slow bouncer to third, and when third baseman Logan Ratledge overthrew first, Cancel scored and Rivera took second. Reliever Dylan Prohoroff retired Chris DeVito on a grounder to shortstop to end the game.
West Virginia starter Cam Vieaux allowed five hits and one run through six innings. Hector Garcia (1-0) picked up the win. He worked two and two-thirds innings before Prohoroff got the final out.
Legends starter Andre Davis blanked the Power on four hits through the first six innings. He walked two batters and struck out five. Grant Gavin worked the seventh, Walker Sheller the eighth and David McKay the ninth. Sheller (0-1) was the losing pitcher.
West Virginia has won two out of three in the series, which concludes Sunday. Game time is 2:05 p.m.
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