Suns' winning ways still going on

June 01, 1998

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Hagerstown Suns lost a couple of streaks Sunday.

But the most important streak of all, their winning streak, was the one they managed to continue.

The Suns beat the Charleston Alley Cats 8-2 at Watt Powell Park to extend their winning skein to six games in a row.

Designated hitter Bobby Cripps led the offense with three hits in five trips to the plate and three RBIs.

John Sneed (6-1) picked up the victory, holding the Alley Cats to four hits in seven innings. He struck out four. Colin Brackeeen finished the final two innings.

The Suns came into the game riding a long streak of scoreless innings, but that ended in the seventh when Sandro Garcia stroked an RBI single to end the streak at 27 innings.


Charleston scored another run in the ninth, which ended the bullpen's streak of scoreless innings at 23.

Hagerstown got all the runs it would need in the third, erupting for four runs. Jesse Zepeda started the outburst with a home run to lead off the inning, his second of the season.

Cripps had an RBI single in the third, and drove in two more runs with a double in the ninth.

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