Brian Serven’s single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Vince Fernandez from third base and gave the Asheville Tourists a 3-2 win over the Lexington Legends Wednesday night in Asheville.
Fernandez led off the 10th with a double and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Manny Melendez. Taylor Snyder was intentionally walked and Jacob Bosiokovic struck out before Serven grounded a single into center field to bring home the winning run.
The Legends scored an unearned run in the top of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Angelo Castellano reached first base on a throwing error by second baseman Max George.
Castellano stole second and moved to third on a passed ball. He scored on a double by Khalil Lee.
The Tourists claimed the lead with two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Willie Abreu led off with a single and scored on a double by Tyler Nevin. Bobby Wernes was hit by a pitch, and Fernandez walked, loading the bases. Nevin scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Melendez.
The Legends tied the game in the fifth when Vance Vizcaino singled, moved to second on a sacrifice by Marten Gasparini, and came around to score on two wild pitches.
Asheville reliever Reid Humphreys (1-2), who pitched the ninth and 10th innings, got the win. Matt Wynne (3-3), who entered the game at the start of the eighth inning, was the losing pitcher.
The Tourists swept the three-game series.
The Legends return home for a four-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs, an affiliate of the New York Yankees. Game time for the opener Thursday night is 7:05 p.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
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