Early homers enough for Suns

May 17, 2002

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - The Hagerstown Suns snapped a three-game losing streak Thursday with an unusual formula - the long ball.

Hagerstown homered twice in the first inning en route to a 4-3 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Tyler Von Schell, who hadn't homered since April 25, hit a three-run homer and, one out later, Julio Cordido homered giving Hagerstown a 4-0 lead.

Francisco Liriano (2-2) was the benefactor. He went 6 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run while striking out eight.

Ryan Meaux retired all six batters he faced, striking out the final two hitters to record the save for Hagerstown (18-23).

Hagerstown wraps up the four-game series tonight against Kannapolis before returning for a seven-game homestand.

Suns Today: at Kannapolis

Time: 6:30 Radio: WHAG 1410

Probable Starters:

Suns - Kyle Gross (0-0, 6.43)


Kan'polis - Andrew Fryson (2-1, 4.36)

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