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Suns' Bobby Cripps homers in all-star game

June 17, 1998

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Hagerstown's Bobby Cripps smacked a home run to account for the Northern Division All-Stars' only run Tuesday night as the Southern Division posted a 3-1 victory in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

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Cripps, who leads the Suns with 17 home runs this season, had two hits in four at-bats. His home run came in the seventh inning off Charleston RiverDogs pitcher Eddie Reyes.

But the Northern Division was blanked the rest of the way.

Columbus Red Stixx pitcher Mike Goetz started for the the Southern Division and got the victory.

Two Suns pitchers got game action. Clayton Andrews, 5-3 with a 2.05 ERA this season, started and allowed three runs in two innings. Matt McClellan, a four-game winner for the Suns, pitched one shutout inning.

The All-Star break ends Thursday for the Suns when they open a series in Hickory.

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