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Suns drop Bombers

July 04, 1999

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Pinch-hitter Jesse Zepeda turned an 0-2 count into a run-scoring bases-loaded walk to break a 1-1 tie with two outs in the ninth Sunday to lead the Hagerstown Suns to a 3-1 win over the Capital City Bombers.

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Zepeda coaxed four straight balls from reliever Derek Gaskill to help the Suns (5-6, 53-29) to its second straight win. Tyler Thompson scored on a wild pitch for the insurance run.

Brian Bowles (2-2) struggled through the ninth inning, but struck out Robert Stratton with runners on first and second to seal the victory.

Stratton gave Capital City (1-8, 45-33) a 1-0 lead in the fourth with a leadoff home run off starter Taylor Smith.

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Jose Umbria tied the game with a two-out RBI single in the seventh.

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