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Bonser and Suns strike back to win

April 11, 2001

Bonser and Suns strike back to win





Today - OFF

Thursday - Greensboro Bats

Mike Knolls (0-1, 27.00)

at Hagerstown Suns

Jeff Clark (1-0, 1.80)

Promotion: Commemorative poster; reduced-price beverages at the park

Time: 7

Radio: WHAG 1410



LEXINGTON, Ky. - In their first road trip as a San Francisco Giants affiliate, the Hagerstown Suns were average. That was a good thing.

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Number one starter Boof Bonser was better than average Tuesday night. That was a good thing, too.

Bonser retired 11 of the last 12 he faced - including seven by strikeout - as the Suns rebounded from a disastrous Monday night for a 7-1 victory over the Lexington Legends.

Hagerstown finished its first road trip 3-3 and headed home for an off day today before Thursday's home opener against the Greensboro Bats. The Suns earned their rest Tuesday night against the Legends.

The Suns jumped on starter Anthony Pluta from the beginning, scoring single runs in the first and second and grabbing two more in the third behind a deep sacrifice fly by Mark Walker and an RBI single by Trey Lunsford. That made it 4-1, and it was more than enough for Bonser (1-0).

The Giants' first pick in the 2000 draft has more than lived up to the billing in his first two starts. Lexington got two doubles to score a run in the second, but he finished with nine strikeouts and three hits allowed in five innings of work.

Hagerstown padded its lead in the seventh, after Alex Fajardo and Walker singled to set up a three0-run homer by Lunsford, just the second this season for the Suns.

Joe Smith and Jackson Markert closed with four innings of scoreless relief.

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