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Hickory Crawdads outfielder Kole Enright (12) greets softball players on his way to the dugout prior to the Crawdads’ game against the Charleston RiverDogs Thursday, August 8, 2019.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kole Enright hit a three-run home run in the second inning, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 7-5 win over the Lexington Legends on Tuesday.

The home run by Enright capped a four-run inning and gave the Crawdads a 4-0 lead after Matt Whatley hit an RBI single earlier in the inning.

Following the big inning, the Legends cut into the deficit with three runs in the fourth inning, including a solo home run by Chris Hudgins.

The Crawdads later added two runs in the sixth and one in the eighth. In the sixth, Melvin Novoa hit a two-run home run before he hit a solo home run in the eighth.

Lexington saw its comeback attempt come up short after Eric Cole hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to cut the Hickory lead to 7-5.

Hickory right-hander Hans Crouse (5-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings. Opposing starter Jon Heasley (8-5) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game after giving up four runs and four hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Rudy Martin tripled and doubled, also stealing a base for the Legends.

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