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Suns take bite out of Crocs for fifth straight win

August 07, 2000

Suns take bite out of Crocs for fifth straight win



FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Hagerstown Suns bid farewell to J.P. Riddle Stadium by using a three-run third inning Monday for a 4-2 victory over Cape Fear.

The Suns used stolen bases and a Chivas Clark double to manufacture the go-ahead runs in Hagerstown's final visit to the oldest park in the league. Cape Fear will be relocating to Lakewood, N.J., next season.

Hagerstown (19-24, 53-60) won its fifth straight game to offset last week's five-game losing streak. Meanwhile, Cape Fear (14-31, 52-64) fell deeper into the South Atlantic League's Northern Division cellar.

The Suns tied the game with a run in the second before blowing it open against starter Eric Charron in the third.

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Kurt Keene led off with a single and later stole second with two outs. Jimmy Alvarez made the risky move pay off with an RBI single. After Alvarez stole second, Clark doubled him home.

Shawn Pearson followed with a single to give Hagerstown a 4-1 lead.

Cameron Reimers (4-10) made the lead stand up for six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits. Hugo Castellanos pitched two innings before Jerrod Payne pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

Cape Fear scored in the first when Wilken Ruan single and advanced to third on a throwing error by Reimers before scoring on Josh McKinley groundout. Hagerstown tied the score in the second when Clark doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on Jaime Goudie's single.

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