SAL BASEBALL: Lakewood, Lexington win opening playoff games

Published Thursday, September 6th, 2018

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Former Bandys High left-hander Hayden Deal did not pitch Wednesday in the opening game of a best-of-3 playoff series between Rome (Ga.) and Lexington (Ky.).

The host Legends won 3-1 with the second game of the South Atlantic Leagues series set for Friday night in Rome and, if needed, Game 3 in Rome on Saturday night.

Lakewood (N.J.) won 4-2 at Kannapolis in the other opening best-of-3 game with Game 2 on Friday night in New Jersey. If a third game is needed, it will be played Saturday night at Lakewood.

The series winners meet in a best-of-5 series for the SAL title.

SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

(First round, best-of-3)

LAKEWOOD (N.J.) VS. KANNAPOLIS

Game 1, Wednesday at Kannapolis: Lakewood 4, Kannapolis 2

Game 2, Friday: Kannapolis at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

Game 3, Saturday: Kannapolis at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

GAME 1 BOX

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2018_09_05_lwdafx_kanafx_1&t=g_box&sid=milb

GAME 1 SCORING

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2018_09_05_lwdafx_kanafx_1&t=g_log&sid=milb

ROME (Ga.) vs. LEXINGTON (Ky.)

Game 1, Wednesday at Lexington, Ky.: Lexington 3, Rome 1

Game 2, Friday: Lexington at Rome, 7 p.m.

Game 3, Saturday: Lexington at Rome, 6 p.m.

GAME 1 BOX

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2018_09_05_romafx_lexafx_1&t=g_box&sid=milb

GAME 1 SCORING

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2018_09_05_romafx_lexafx_1&t=g_log&sid=milb

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