Legends' Stumpf pitches no-hitter

July 3, 2013 

Legends left-hander Daniel Stumpf throws in the third inning during the home opener against the Asheville Tourists at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, KY, Monday, April 8, 2013. Photo by Matt Goins

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Legends pitcher Daniel Stumpf threw a seven-inning no-hitter on Tuesday as the Legends knocked off Greenville 1-0 in the first of game of a doubleheader at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Stumpf struck out three and walked one as he picked up his sixth win of the year.

He now holds a 6-6 record with a 3.30 ERA in 15 starts in 2013.

As all doubleheaders in the South Atlantic League are shortened to seven innings, Stumpf was denied the opportunity to match former Legends' pitcher Chris Devenski's nine-inning no-hitter that came in a 10-0 win over the Rome Braves on September 1, 2012.

The only other time in franchise history the Legends have denied their opponents a base hit was when Derek Stanford, Chris George and Kirk Saarloos combined to blank Hickory on July 30, 2001.

Stumpf is in his first season in Lexington after being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the ninth round of Major League Baseball's 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

All-Star shortstop Raul Mondesi hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning to provide the lone run Stumpf would need to even his record on the season.

Lexington won the second game of the double header, 7-1, to move them half game ahead of Augusta into first place in the Southern Division.

Tom Hurley: (859) 231-3308. Twitter: @TomHurley

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