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Suns hang on again

May 28, 2002

LAKEWOOD, N.J. - The Hagerstown Suns used a four-run fifth inning on offense to overcome a couple of defensive lapses and defeat the Lakewood BlueClaws 5-4 Sunday, the team's season-high fifth straight victory in the South Atlantic League.

Both teams scored in the fourth inning for a 1-1 game. Hagerstown's Robbie Meyer singled in Tyler Von Schell for an early lead.

In the fifth, the Suns (25-26) got the runs it would need to win. Leonel Cabrera and Kevin Alexander walked before Julio Cordido hit a grounder to short. Trying to make a play on Cabrera at third, Lakewood instead threw the ball away, allowing Cabrera to score.

After a popout and a walk to Von Schell, Freddy Benavidez hit a two-run double and Meyer scored Benavidez on another double for a 5-1 lead.

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Lakewood got two unearned runs in the fifth and another on two passed balls and three walks in the sixth, but Anthony Yacco coaxed a popout with the bases loaded in the frame to end Lakewood's last best threat.

Suns Today: at Kannapolis

Time: 6:30 Radio: WHAG 1410

Probable Starters:

Suns - Kyle Gross (1-1, 4.04)

Intimidators - TBA

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