(Wednesday’s game postponed; new start time for Thursday doubleheader — both games scheduled for seven innings.)
South Atlantic League baseball
Lexington Legends vs. Lake County Captains
What: Four-game series
When: Thursday through Saturday (5:05 p.m. Thursday, then 7:05 each night)
Where: Applebee’s Park
Tickets: Call (859) 422-7867
Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Thursday’s first game, LH David Duncan (1-1, 5.73) vs. LH T.J. House (2-8, 2.76); Thursday’s second game, RH Robert Bono (8-6, 2.90) vs. LH Kaimi Mead (1-2, 5.73); Friday, RH Kyle Greenwalt (7-9, 3.88) vs. RH Danny Salazar (2-3, 4.97); Saturday, RH Jordan Lyles (5-8, 3.25) vs. TBA.
Captain to watch: Switch-hitting LF Donnie Webb (5-foot-11, 190 pounds, from Stillwater, Okla.) leads the league in triples (10) and isfifth in stolen bases (27). He also is among the top 20 in hits (88), runs (46) and total bases (132). Batting .259 with five homers and 38 RBI, Webb had a four-hit game Monday against Greenville. Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 10th round of the 2008 draft, out of Oklahoma State University, Webb played 51 games last season for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York-Penn League. He hit .218 with a homer, 17 RBI and six stolen bases, but finished the season on an uptick. He hit safely in 15 of the last 18 games, going 23-for-63 (.365), with a homer, two triples, 11 RBI, five steals and 15 runs.
Legend to watch: RHP Kyle Godfrey (6-2, 210, from Blue Ridge, Ga.) has made five relief appearances since joining the Legends during their last homestand. After giving up two earned runs over two innings in his Legends debut, he has not allowed an earned run since. Over 8 2/3 innings, Godfrey has no decisions, a 2.08 ERA, 12 strikeouts and no walks, while holding opponents to a .212 batting average. Before joining the Legends, Godfrey was 0-1 with a 5.54 ERA in three starts for the Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York-Penn League. Selected by the Houston Astros in the 13th round of the 2008 draft, out of Hiwassee (Tenn.) Junior College, Godfrey was 1-4 with a 6.90 ERA over 19 relief outings with Tri-City in 2008, striking out 32 over 30 innings.
Also of note: These are the only four games of the season between former division rivals. Barring interleague play and/or reshaping of the the minor leagues, these also figure to be the last games between the Legends and Captains. Lake County, located in suburban Cleveland, is scheduled to leave the South Atlantic League after this season, beginning play in the Midwest League in 2010. … The Legends made a roster move Tuesday night as all-star 3B Ebert Rosario was promoted to the High-A Lancaster JetHawks of the California League. Taking his roster spot is IF/DH Jeff Hulett, in from Tri-City. Rosario, batting .272 with four homers, led the Legends in games (88), at-bats (320), hits (87), total bases (119) and, unfortunately, errors (26). He also was second in RBI (31), runs (32, tied with Albert Cartwright) and doubles (14). Hulett, son of former big-leaguer Tim Hulett, was a 2008 12th round draft pick out of Northwest Florida State College. He went 10-for-53 (.189) over 19 games with the ValleyCats, with a double, RBI, three walks and 23 strikeouts. Last season, also with Tri-City, Hulett hit .194 with a homer and 10 RBI over 33 games.
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