Lexington Legends – Kieboom hits three homers, Suns roll 22-4

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Carter Kieboom hit three home runs to lead the Hagerstown Suns to a 22-4 win over the Lexington Legends Sunday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

                Sheldon Neuse, Jake Noll and Anderson Franco also homered for Hagerstown.

                Hagerstown had 30 hits, a South Atlantic League record for hits in a game by one team.  Greenville had set the old record of 29 on June 25, 2005.

                The Suns scored a run in the second inning to take the early lead and added two in the third, one coming on a leadoff homer by Kieboom.

                A six-run fourth inning for Hagerstown included three consecutive home runs.  Aldrem Corredor led off with a triple, and scored when Kieboom homered with two outs.  Neuse and Noll followed with home runs, and after Nick Banks walked, Franco homered, and the Suns led 9-0.

                The 9-0 margin stood until the seventh inning when Kieboom hit his third home run of the game.

                The Suns scored six runs on eight hits in the eighth inning, and did the same in the ninth inning.   In both innings, they had five straight hits with two outs.

                Kieboom had two at bats after his third homer, but singled and fouled out.  For the game, he had five hits in seven at bats – three homers, a double and a single.  He drove in five runs.  Noll, Corredor and Jorge Tillero each had five hits in the game, and Franco was four-for-six with five runs batted in.     

               The Legends scored all their runs in the eighth inning.  Marten Gasparini led off with his first home run of the year, and after Gabriel Cancel singled, Chris DeVito hit his league-leading eighth homer of the season.

                A double by Emmanuel Rivera and an error by left fielder Blake Perkins on a fly ball hit by Meibrys Viloria produced Lexington’s final run.

                Steven Fuentes (1-0) who entered the game at the start of the fifth inning, was the winning pitcher.  Legends starter Andre Davis (2-2) took the loss.

                The Legends and Suns split the four-game series.   The Legends will open a three-game series in Greensboro Tuesdaynight.  Game time is 7 p.m.

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