Lupo Homers in 6-2 Loss Thursday
Savannah, GA – The First Half Champion Savannah Sand Gnats began the second half by falling 6-2 to the Lexington Legends Thursday night at Savannah's Historic Grayson Stadium.
The Legends (1-0/31-39) scored two runs in both the second and third innings off starter Casey Delgado to build a 4-0 lead. In the second, left fielder Samir Duenez tripled to right to chase home two runs. Then second baseman Corey Toups led off the third with a homer.
Vicente Lupo provided all of the offense for the Gnats (0-1/39-32). His two-run homerun in the bottom of the fifth pulled the Gnats within three at 5-2. Lupo was 2-for-3 with a double and a homer, his third of 2015.
However, the Legends added another run in the top of the seventh to complete the game's scoring at 6-2.
Delgado allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits on a night when the Gnats committed three errors.
Lexington right fielder Elier Hernandez finished 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and two RBI for Lexington.
Legends starter Scott Blewett earned the win for holding Savannah to two runs on three strikeouts in his six innings.
(From Sand Gnat Reports)