Lexington pitchers Alec Mills and Kevin Perez teamed up to hold West Virginia to one run and seven hits, and Elier Hernandez and Mauricio Ramos each hit two-run homers as the Legends rolled past the Power 8-1 Sunday afternoon.

 

West Virginia took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a single by Edwin Espinal, a double by Erich Weiss, and a run-scoring ground out by Wyatt Mathisen.

 

The Legends answered in the bottom of the second when Chad Johnson led off with a single and Hernandez followed with his eighth home run of the season.   In the bottom of the third, Alfredo Escalera singled with one out, and Ramos homered with two outs, giving the Legends a 4-1 lead.

 

Escalera’s double drove in a run in the fifth inning, and the Legends added two more runs in the sixth.  With one out, Hernandez tripled and then scored on a wild pitch.  Kenny Diekroeger walked, moved to second on a ground out by Dex Kjerstad and scored on a single by Humberto Arteaga, who had three hits in the game.

 

The Legends scored their final run in the bottom of the seventh when Ramos doubled to drive in Escalera, who had reached base on a third-strike wild pitch.

 

Mills (2-1) pitched the first five innings and got the win.  He allowed five hits and one run, struck out seven batters and walked none.  Perez picked up his third save with four scoreless innings.  He allowed two hits, struck out two and did not walk a batter.

 

West Virginia starter Felipe Gonzalez (2-4) took the loss.

 

The Legends split the four-game series with the Power, and will remain at home to take on the Delmarva Shorebirds in a three-game series beginning Monday night.  Game time is 7:05 p.m.

 

Box score

Attendance 3,655