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Legends live up to name in comeback

July 17, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Hagerstown Suns found out what Legends are made of on Tuesday.

Lexington scored the final six runs in the game — including five in the sixth capped by Nick Fontana’s two-run single — to keep the Suns stumbling with a 10-7 victory.

The loss was Hagerstown’s fourth straight and sixth in the last seven games. The Suns (57-38, 15-11) remain in a three-way tie atop the South Atlantic League Northern Division’s second-half standings.

Lexington completed its relentless comeback with five runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Justn Gominsky scored on Ryan McCurdy’s double after reaching on a force out of Mike Kvasnicka, who singled to open the inning.

McCurdy scored when Jordan Scott reached on one of Cutter Dykstra’s three errors of the game, just before Ruben Sosa doubled to put runners on second and third.

Fontana put the Legends ahead and ended the night of Hagerstown starter Taylor Hill (9-5) with his two-run single. Matt Duffy added a two-out RBI single to score Fontana for the two-run advantage.

Lexington added an insurance run in the eighth off Suns reliever Aaron Barrett.

The Suns took a 3-0 lead against Lexington starter Luis Ordosgoitti in the first.

Billy Burns started the rally with a one-out triple to center and scored on Dykstra’s double to left. Dykstra scored on Stephen Souza Jr.’s double and Adrian Nieto brought in the final run with a single.

Hagerstown went up 5-0 on Souza’s two-run shot to left, his 17th home run of the season.

Lexington started a comeback by scoring on Hill’s wild pitch in the third. The Legends continued the comeback with a three-run fourth to move within 5-4.

The Suns went up 7-4 on Brian Goodwin’s two-run homer off Lexington reliever Thomas Shirley in the sixth.





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