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Legends show no mercy to Suns' Grace

April 14, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Lexington Legends took a page out of Hagerstown’s success manual and put it to good use.

The Legends jumped out to an early lead — scoring two runs in the first inning — and made it stand up on Thursday in a 7-0 shutout of the Suns.

The Suns ended their season-opening, eight-game road trip with a 6-2 record before heading home for tonight’s home opener against Lakewood. In five of the six wins, the Suns scored first.

After opening the season by winning their first six games, the Suns have lost two straight.

The Legends (4-4) roughed up Suns starter Matt Grace (1-1) for six runs on 11 hits in four innings.

Lexington scored twice in the first on RBI singles by Michael Kvasnicka and Adam Bailey as the Legends send eight batters to the plate and left the bases loaded.

The Legends picked up four in the fourth on a leadoff homer by Daniel Adamson, an RBI double by Chris Wallace and Tevin Nash’s two-run homer.

Lexington starter Tanner Bushue (2-0) pitched eight innings of five-hit baseball to get the victory.

The Suns managed six hits in the game, paced by Jason Martinson with two. Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout to lift his average to .250.

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