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Hagerstown falls into 2nd with loss

September 01, 1999

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Cape Fear scored the first tug in the war for the South Atlantic League Northern Division's second-half title, using a four-run second inning Wednesday for a 4-2 victory over the Hagerstown Suns.

Derick Urquhart broke the game open with a bases-loaded triple to give the Crocs all the runs they needed to top Hagerstown starter Scott Cassidy (13-7).

The win gives Cape Fear a one-game advantage over the Suns for the second-half title, a berth in next week's playoffs and a date with the Suns in Hagerstown for the first game of a best-of-3 divisional series.

The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the first when Jesse Zepeda singled and was safe when second baseman Tootie Myers dropped the throw. Orlando Hudson grounded into what should have been a double play, but Albenis Machado threw away the relay to score Zepeda.

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Jose Umbria made the score 4-2 in the fifth with a solo homer, his third of the season.

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