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Savannah ends Suns' two-game win streak

August 21, 2000

Savannah ends Suns' two-game win streak



SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Savannah Sand Gnats, knocked from first place in the South Atlantic League's Southern Division following two losses to the Hagerstown Suns, won Monday's game 3-2 when Adam Poe knocked in the winning run with a one-out, bases-loaded single.

The loss ended Hagerstown's modest two-game winning streak and spoiled Marcos Sandoval's strong performance. The Suns' right-hander took the loss, pitching 8 1/3 innings and allowing three earned runs but was not in the game when it ended.

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Jason Jones singled and Cody Nowling doubled. At that point, Hagerstown made a switch bringing in Marc Bluma, who intentionally walked Steve Hine to get to Poe, who singled to end the game.

Sandoval kept Hagerstown (57-68, 23-32) in the game. He allowed a first-inning home run to Brett Cadiente but kept Savannah off the board until the seventh.

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Meanwhile, the Sand Gnats' Jovanny Cedeno pitched six solid innings, allowing two hits and striking out 14 before giving way to Reynaldo Garcia to begin the seventh.

Hagerstown rallied against Garcia. Shannon Carter walked and took second on Juan Santos' sacrifice bunt. Chivas Clark, who had a double against Cedeno earlier in the game, singled to right field. The throw beat Carter to the plate, but Carter was able to jar the ball loose and tie the game. Clark took second on the play, reached third on an error and scored the go-ahead run on an error.

Savannah tied the game in the seventh on Poe's sacrifice fly.

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