Suns split on road

April 26, 2001

Suns split on road


Hagerstown Suns

John Thomas (0-1, 8.68)

at Macon Braves

Dennis Ulacia (3-0, 0.67)

Time: 6:30

Radio: WHAG 1410

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Joe Smith made the most of a spot start, throwing six scoreless innings to lead the Hagerstown Suns to a 7-0 win and a doubleheader split with the Kannapolis Intimidators in the South Atlantic League on Wednesday.

Smith (2-0) scattered five hits and struck out five before giving way to Wesley Faust to start the seventh.

Jason Ellison went 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored the only run the Suns (11-9) needed in the top of the first inning.


Ellison drew a leadoff walk, moved to second on a fielder's choice and scored on Deivi Santos' double to right field. Ellison made it 2-0 with a solo homer in the third.

Hagerstown broke the game open with five runs in the fourth inning. Consecutive singles by Trey Lunsford, Bryan Carter and Mark Walker loaded the bases. After a strikeout, Derek Bell drew a walk to force Lunsford across.

Ellison singled in Carter and all runners advanced on a throwing error for a 5-0 lead.

Bryan Gann singled to right, plating Bell and Ellison on the play for a 7-0 advantage.

In the first game, the Suns managed just three hits off Corwin Malone (1-1) as the Intimidators won, 6-1.

The Suns got their only run of the game in the top of the fourth when Lunsford drew a one-out walk and scored on a double by Walker.

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