Legends On Deck

Carlos Polanco Unhittable in Tourists 4-1 Win Over Lexington

Pitcher Carlos Polanco was the story in this one, throwing seven no-hit innings, while striking out 10. He plunked the Legends lead off hitter Carlos Garcia to start the game , Garcia then stole second base and moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sac fly. From then on Polanco cruised, mixing speeds and inducing weak contact. He left after seven innings after reaching his pitch count with a no-hitter intact. Gavin Glanz pitched a clean eighth inning adding two strikeouts.

Josh Michalec took the mound to start the ninth with the no-hitter still intact, and retired the first two hitters, catcher Luis Villegas and third baseman Mike Hill on ground outs. The only player left standing in the way of the no-hitter was lead-off hitter Carlos Garcia. Garcia drilled a double to the right center field gap to break up the no-no. Corey Toups lined a single to left and Drew Weeks threw home and nailed Garcia for the games final out.

Offensively the Tourists started the game with back-to-back triples. The first by newcomer Omar Carrizales, followed by Forrest Wall. Drew Weeks then followed with an RBI ground out. The Tourists pushed across a third run in the second inning with a leadoff double by Kevin Padlo. A sacrifice got him to third base followed by a sacrifice fly by Luis Jean would send him home.

The fourth and final run came across in the fourth inning. With one out, Yonathan Daza singled to left, followed by a Padlo a single to center. Daza went to third and Padlo had thoughts of second base, but ended up caught in a rundown and was tagged out, but on the play Daza alertly scored.

This was a good crisp game that came in just under two hours to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd.

John Calvagno

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