By: Keith Elkins
Bryan Brickhouse allowed three hits in seven innings, and the Lexington Legends pounded out 13 hits in a 6-0 win over Hagerstown Saturday night.
Brickhouse evened his record at 3-3 and lowered his earned average to 2.13. He walked three batters and struck out four. The Legends did not commit an error in the game, and the Lexington infield turned three double plays in the first four innings.
Mark Donato, playing in his second game for the Legends after joining the team from extended spring training, went four-for-four at the plate.
The Legends scored in the first inning when Terrance Gore led off with a walk, stole second base and came home on a single by Bubba Starling.
They added two runs in the fourth inning. Starling drew a walk, stole second, and scored on a single by Jin-Ho Shin. A wild pitch allowed Shin to advance to second, and he scored on a double by Kenny Diekroeger.
The Legends increased their lead to 4-0 in the fifth when Gore reached first on an error, stole second, moved to third on a fly out to center field by Ethan Chapman and scored on a wild pitch.
In the top of the seventh, Starling walked with one out, moved to second on a wild pitch, to third on an infield hit by Fred Ford, and scored on a wild pitch.
The Legends scored their final run in the eighth inning. They loaded the bases on singles by Humberto Arteaga and Donato and a walk to Gore. Chapman’s single scored Arteaga from third.
Clayton Schulz pitched the last two innings for Lexington and allowed no hits.
Hagerstown starter Dixon Anderson (4-2), who worked four and one-third innings, was the losing pitcher.
The first three games of the series have been shutouts. Hagerstown won the first two games by scores of 7-0 and 6-0. The final game is Sunday at 1:05 p.m.