Aldrem Corredor’s single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Blake Perkins from second base with the winning run as the Hagerstown Suns took a 5-4 victory over the Lexington Legends Friday night in Hagerstown.
The Suns took the early lead on a three-run homer by Nick Banks in the bottom of the first inning, but the Legends matched that when Meibrys Viloria connected for a three-run shot in the top of the fourth.
Oliver Ortiz led off the bottom of the fourth with a homer, giving the Suns a 4-3 lead.
The Legends tied the game in the fifth. Michael Gigliotti reached first on an error by Corredor at first base. After Vance Vizcaino struck out, Khalil Lee was hit by a pitch. A double steal put the runners at second and third, and a walk to Emmanuel Rivera loaded the bases. Gigliotti scored the tying run on a passed ball.
The score remained 4-4 until the bottom of the ninth. With one out, Perkins hit a pop fly double to left field. After Carter Kieboom was intentionally walked, Corredor singled to center, and Perkins came home with the game winner.
Sam Held (2-4), who entered the game in the top of the ninth, got the win. Reliever Garrett Davila (8-8) was the losing pitcher. He shut out the Suns through the sixth, seventh and eighth innings and did not allow a hit until Hagerstown rallied in the ninth.
Game two of the four-game series will be played Saturday night. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m.