RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Lexington Legends have a new friend in town this summer with the brand-new Wild Health Genomes ready for their inaugural season, with both teams sharing the same ballpark that the Legends play in.
The two teams played their very first game against each other in a spring training exhibition game at Eastern Kentucky’s Earle Combs Stadium, with the Genomes winning 4-2.
Daniel Corcino got the start for the Legends, pitching four scoreless innings before giving up a couple runs in the 5th inning on a bases loaded walk and a passed ball. He injured his ankle when diving to apply the tag at the play at the plate, and was carried off the field.
Boog Powell did some damage to the Legends last year playing for other teams in the Atlantic League, joining the Legends this year and hitting two singles in his first two plate appearances.
The Genomes also joined the Atlantic League to bring the league’s total to 10 teams. The Legends won the league championship last summer.