Legends – DeVito’s four-hit night leads Legends in 6-3 win over West Virginia

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Chris DeVito had four hits, including his league-leading 11th home run of the year, as the Lexington Legends gained a split of a four-game series with a 6-3 win over the West Virginia Power Monday night in Charleston.

The Power left 16 runners on base, and left the bases loaded five times.

The Legends took a 1-0 lead with a run in the third inning, but the Power answered with three in the bottom of the third.  Ty Moore was hit by a pitch and moved to third on a double by Hunter Owen.  Carlos Munoz was hit by a pitch, loading the bases.  Arden Pabst followed with a two-run single, and after Clark Eagan grounded into a force play at second base and Kevin Mahala walked, Alexis Bastardo singled to center field, scoring Munoz.

The Legend tied the game in the fourth.  Meibrys Viloria, who earlier in the day was named South Atlantic League Player of the Week for May 1-7, led off with a double.  He moved to third on a single by Angelo Castellano.   Viloria scored when pitcher Matt Anderson committed a throwing error after fielding a ground ball hit by Amalani Fukofuka.  Castellano was safe at second and Fukofuka reached first on the play.  A sacrifice by Marten Gasparini moved the runners to second and third, and Castellano came home on a ground out by Khalil Lee to even the score at 3-3.

DeVito hit a solo homer with one out in the fifth, giving the Legends a 4-3 lead. The RBI was his league-leading 38th of the season.  Lexington  added a run in the sixth, when Gasparini, who had reached second on an error by center fielder Bastardo, scored from second base on a sacrifice fly to right field by Lee.

The Legends scored their final run in the seventh on a double by Kort Peterson and singles by DeVito and Emmanuel Rivera.

Lexington starter Garrett Davila (3-0) worked the first five innings and got the win.  He is now 10-0 as a professional after going 7-0 with Burlington of the Appalachian League in 2016.

Jace Vines pitched four innings of scoreless relief for Lexington.  He picked up his third save and lowered his earned run average for the season to 1.78.

Anderson (3-2), who pitched in college for Morehead State, took the loss.

The Legends will open a three-game series against Greensboro at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Wednesday.  First pitch is set for 12:35 p.m.

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