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Leads not safe with Suns

July 05, 1998

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - The Hagerstown Suns threw a game away on Sunday, extending their losing streak to seven.

The Suns blew a three-run and a two-run lead, falling 6-5 to the Piedmont Boll Weevils in 11 innings.

After Piedmont tied the score 3-3 in the eighth, the Suns appeared ready to end their losing streak in the 10th on Lorenzo Bagley's two-run double.

But the Boll Weevils loaded the bases in the 10th and pushed across two runs to tie the score as Suns relievers Jaron Seabury and Colin Brackeen failed to shut down Piedmont.

The Suns went down 1-2-3 in the 11th, and the Boll Weevils appeared on their way to doing the same in the bottom of the inning.

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But after two were out, Jeff Terrell doubled off the top of the right-field wall and Bob Van Iten was issued an intentional walk. That strategy backfired as the Suns tried to nab Van Iten on a back-door pick-off play.

Pitcher Matt Weimer fired to first, but the ball hit the runner as first baseman Greg Morrison tried to slip behind Van Iten. As the ball rolled away, Terrell ran home with the winning run.

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