Lexington Legends win back-to-back SAL titles with walk-off HR

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEGENDS) – The Lexington Legends claimed back-to-back South Atlantic League Titles with a walk-off two-run home run by Reed Rohlman in the bottom of the 13th inning Friday night to defeat the Hickory Crawdads.

Lexington jumped out to a lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jeison Guzman lined a leadoff single to right field then scored on an RBI single by Nate Eaton.

In the top of the seventh, Pedro Gonzalez clubbed a game tying home run to right field.

Then on Friday the 13th in the bottom of the 13th inning, Reed Rohlman smashed a two-run home run to right field and the Legends clinched the SAL Championship with a 3-1 victory.

Lexington’s starter Zach Haake tossed 6.0 innings of no-hit baseball while walking two and striking out six. Brandon Marklund pitched 4.0 innings allowing one hit while striking out three. Tyler Gray earned the victory throwing the final 2.0 innings allowing one walk while striking out four.

The Legends, a Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and member of the South Atlantic League, play all home games at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky. For ticket information, call (859) 422-7867 or visit LexingtonLegends.com.

*Note:  The photo that accompanies this story is courtesy of Gary Durbin.

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