Suns walk into a win

April 27, 2001

Suns walk into a win


Hagerstown Suns

Boof Bonser (2-0, 0.50)

at Kannapolis Intimidators

Chris McWirter (3-1, 1.44)

Time: 6:30

Radio: WHAG 1410

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - After spending the better part of six innings just standing around, it was fitting the Hagerstown Suns had its winning run walk home.

Trey Lunsford drew a bases-loaded walk in the 14th inning to plate Jason Ellison with the winning run Thursday night to cap a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators.


The Suns scored four runs in the ninth inning to force extra innings and then left 13 runners stranded in the last six innings before scoring the winning run. Hagerstown (12-9) left 20 runners on base in the game.

Ellison and Derek Bell sandwiched walks off Kannapolis reliever Rocky Hughes around Bryan Gann's single - his fifth hit in eight at-bats for the game. Stewart Rohling came on in relief and walked Lunsford.

Hagerstown tied the game with the help of three consecutive walks by closer Joe Valentine. Ellison and Gann followed with back-to-back two-run doubles to tie the game at 6-6.

Kannapolis (14-7) jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Suns starter John Thomas on Derek Ciraco's two-run single in the first and two-run triple in the third.

The Suns got two runs back on Dan Trumble's RBI single in the fourth and a run-scoring balk in the sixth.

The Intimidators padded their lead with single runs in the sixth and eighth.

Wes Faust finished the game for the Suns, picking up his second win of the season.

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