The Charleston RiverDogs completed a sweep of a doubleheader over the Lexington Legends with a rain-shortened 8-4 win in the second game. The RiverDogs took the first game 1-0.
Ericson Leonora’s solo homer with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning proved to be the only run of the first game.
Dan Camarena (4-6), who worked the first five innings of the seven-inning game, got the win. Luis Niebla pitched the sixth and seventh to earn his first save.
Leonora’s homer was one of two hits given up by Legends starter Daniel Stumpf (10-8), who pitched his South Atlantic League-leading fourth complete game of the season but took the loss.
Hunter Dozier, the Kansas City Royals first-round pick in the June 2013 draft, made his Legends debut. He played third base and had two hits in three at bats.
Lexington threatened in the final inning when Bubba Starling led off with a single and Dozier followed with a double, but the Legends were unable to score.
In the second game, the RiverDogs took the lead with three runs in the first inning. Dante Bichette Jr. drove in a run with a double, and Reymond Nunez had a two-out, two-run single.
The Legends came back to tie the game at 3-3 on Alex Hudak’s solo homer in the second inning and Bubba Starling’s two-run triple in the fourth.
But the RiverDogs sent nine men to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning and scored five runs on five hits to break the game open.
The Legends scored their final run in the top of the sixth inning on Starling’s triple and Dozier’s ground out.
The game was stopped by rain with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
With the doubleheader loss, the Legends temporarily trailed first-place Augusta by two games in the South Atlantic League Southern Division standings. Augusta was playing at home against Greenville.