Peters' homers spot Suns a win

July 19, 1998

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Tony Peters blasted two home runs - including a sixth-inning grand slam - Friday to help the Hagerstown Suns break a three-game losing streak with a 10-2 South Atlantic League victory over the Asheville Tourists.

Hagerstown (10-19, 54-45 overall) collected 15 hits, including three home runs, to break out of a prolonged hitting slump. Peters finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs and three runs scored.

The victory made a 10-game winner out of starter John Sneed (10-2), who struck out 10 in five innings. Brian Bowles, Colin Brackeen and Jaron Seabury closed out the game.

Hagerstown jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second against Jake Kringen (4-8) as Josh Phelps singled and came home on Mike Young's 10th homer of the season. Peters followed with his first homer of 1998.


Asheville climbed to within 3-2 with single runs in the second and third innings, but the Suns blew it open in the sixth.

Young was hit by a pitch, Jesse Zepeda walked and Mike Rodriguez slapped a single to left to load the bases. Peters unloaded them with a blast to left for a 7-2 lead.

The Suns added three runs in the eighth on a RBI singles by Mike Strange, Chris Hayes and Randy Albaral.


Hagerstown Suns

(Clayton Andrews, 7-6, 2.05)


Asheville Tourists

(Justin Miller, 9-5, 3.66)
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