CAMBRIDGE — Former IBL star Scott Thorman has managed the Lexington Legends to the South Atlantic League championship in just his second year with the team.
Lexington, the Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, beat Lakewood, N.J., 2-1 in a tense fourth game of the South Atlantic League championship series. Lexington won the best-of-five series 3-1.
The Cambridge-raised former major-leaguer was promoted to Lexington after three season as a coach with the Kansas City Royals' Rookie-level Burlington Royals in North Carolina.
Under Thorman, the Legends won only their second championship in franchise history. When he took over, the Single-A club hadn't had a winning season since 2010.
In 2016, Thorman led Burlington to the Appalachian League finals with a 42-26 regular season record and was voted the league's manager of the year.
Thorman, of course, was also a standout player with the Brantford Red Sox at the end of his playing career. His former team announced this month they're looking for a new manager to replace Wayne Forman.