To Morrow, to Morrow

July 29, 2000

To Morrow, to Morrow

New acquisition leads Suns in Game 1 of DH split

By BOB PARASILITI / Staff Writer

Alvin Morrow's sneak preview didn't amount to much more than a yawn.

But in his true debut with the Hagerstown Suns, the newly acquired outfield hopefully gave a preview of coming attractions.

Morrow and Hagerstown's other newest addition, starting pitcher Tyler Renwick, combined to give the Suns a much needed shot in the arm Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Charleston (W.Va.) in the opener of a doubleheader at Municipal Stadium. The Alley Cats came back to blank Hagerstown 6-0 in the nightcap before 3,506 fireworks fanatics.

Morrow, who joined the Suns (14-20, 48-56) on Thursday in a trade with the Milwaukee organization, went 3-for-3 in the opener with two doubles, a home runs and two RBI to help the Suns break a three-game losing streak. Renwick did his part with the win, allowing two runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings.


"I'm excited to be here," said the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Morrow. "It's a new organization with a chance to move up. I just wanted to come in and get guys in scoring position and put the bat on the ball and drive them in."

That he did.

Morrow led off the second with a double to right center against Ryan Douglass (6-11) and scored on Jose Umbria's grounder to second on a close play at the plate which got Charleston manager Joe Szekely ejected.

In the fourth, Morrow followed Shawn Fagan's double with his second two-base hit to tie the game. He trotted home on Jimmy Alvarez's homer to right to give Hagerstown a 4-2 lead. Morrow finished his first game with a huge blast over the left field wall in the sixth.

"He did a good job swinging the bat in the first game," Suns manager Rolando Pino said. "That home run hit the heart ... that was the longest homer I've seen hit here in two years."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> In the nightcap, Charleston scored two runs on no hits in the first against Travis Hubbel (8-6), who helped his demise by throwing away a tailor-made, bases-loaded double play comebacker to the back screen.

The Suns only managed four hits overall, including two against reliever Carlos Pichardo in his five-inning stint.

behind starter Wes Obermueller.

The Alley Cats got a large measure of insurance in the seventh when pinch-hitter G.J. Raymundo hit reliever Dana Reece's only pitch of the night to right-center for a base-clearing double to highlight the four-run inning.


  • Charleston (W.Va.) Alley Cats
  • Tony Cogan (4-2, 2.40)
  • at Hagerstown Suns
  • Marcos Sandoval (7-7, 4.94)
  • Promotion: King and His Court before game; Bulletin Day
  • Time: 5
  • Radio: WHAG 1410
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