CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Hagerstown Suns took the lead so fast, the game almost wasn't tied.
Tony Peters put the first pitch of the game out of Watt Powell Park and the Suns never looked back, pounding out 17 hits in an 11-4 rout of the Charleston Alley Cats Friday night.
Hagerstown (18-23, 62-49 overall) won its fourth straight game in a virtual gift from the Alley Cats, who drove all night Thursday after a 15-inning loss in Hickory, N.C., and didn't get to the park Friday until two hours before game time.
The Suns were also the recipients of a new pitcher. The Toronto Blue Jays, Hagerstown's parent club, traded Tony Phillips to the Mets Friday night in a straight trade for prospect Leoncio Estrella, who has been pitching for the Mets' South Atlantic League team in Capital City (Columbia, S.C.).