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Split all Suns get against Crocs

August 09, 1998

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - To put it simply, the Hagerstown Suns really don't like any game started in J.P. Riddle Stadium.

Cape Fear won Saturday night's regularly scheduled game 6-4 against the Suns to salvage a split of a makeshift doubleheader. Hagerstown won the completion of the suspended game from July 30, 3-2.

The loss in the nightcap dropped the Suns to 1-9 in games started at J.P. Riddle. But twice the Suns have been forced to complete a game there; they have won both.

The Suns took the first game when the Crocs decided to throw it away. The game resumed with the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth and Tony Peters on first base and Vernon Wells at the plate.

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Crocs catcher Scott Sandusky tried to pick off Peters at first, but threw the ball into the right-field corner and Peters advanced to third. He came home when Danny Bravo dropped Wells' chopper to second base for another error.

Woody Heath made the run stand up, retiring all 12 batters he faced for his first save of the season. His effort got a win for Clayton Andrews, who started the game on July 30.

In game two, a three-hit, two-homer game by Vernon Wells was wasted when Matt Weimer (5-6) couldn't keep a 3-3 tie in the sixth. Cape Fear strung together a single, an error, a walk, a single and a groundout for three runs. Wells' second homer came in the top of the seventh, but it was too late.

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