Suns fumble one away

May 29, 2002

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Kannapolis scored six runs in the second inning - four with the help of a Leonel Cabrera error - for an early lead the Hagerstown Suns could never overcome in a 10-6 loss on Tuesday.

The Suns (25-28) lost their second straight game after closing within 6-5 in the fourth inning.

Suns starter Brian Burres (2-5) was the victim of a second-inning outburst prolonged by the error. Eric Storey and Derek Wigginton led off the inning with singles before Gustavo Molina hit a grounder to short. Cabrera mishandled the ball and first run scored.

David Morse followed with a two-run double before Scott Mc-Kee ripped a two-run single and Storey added an RBI double with two outs to cap the outburst.

The Suns battled back against Kannapolis starter Ryan Wing, scoring four runs in the third and a single run in the fourth to close to 6-5.


Kevin Alexander reached on a one-out error by Storey at third and advanced when Julio Cordido walked. Brenden Florence and Tyler Von Schell followed with RBI singles for the Suns' first two runs. Julian Benavidez hit a sacrifice fly and Mark Walker had an RBI single to make it 6-4.

Von Schell singled to drive in Alexander, who reached on another error by Storey, in the fourth to chase Wing.

The Intimidators (25-28) took the momentum back in the bottom of the fourth without much noise. Chris Amador reached on an infield single before stealing second and third. After Andrew Salvo walked, Burres allowed Amador to score when he was called for a balk for dropping the ball in the middle of a pickoff move to first.

Jonathan Cavin hit a two-run double in the fifth and Derren Ciraco had an RBI single in the sixth to move the Intimidators to a 10-5 lead.

The Suns scored in the seventh when Benavidez walked and scored on Robbie Meyer's double.

Julio Castro (2-1) picked up the win in relief for the Intimidators.

Suns Today: at Kannapolis

Time: 6:30 Radio: WHAG 1410

Probable Starters:

Suns - Anthony Pannone (4-2, 3.51)

Intimidators - Kris Honel (4-3, 1.98)

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