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Suns' runs beat rain

June 05, 2002

ALBANY, Ga. - Branden Florence homered and drove in five runs to lead the Hagerstown Suns to a rain-shortened 9-0 win over the South Georgia Waves on Tuesday.

Anthony Pannone (5-3) got the win with five innings of two-hit baseball while striking out three. The game was called after the Suns batted in the top of the sixth.

Florence got Hagerstown (29-30) going in the top of the first with an RBI single off Waves starter Felix Arellan (1-1). Another run scored on a wild pitch before Julio Cordido plated two runs with a base hit to give the Suns a 4-0 lead.

Florence made it 5-0 in the second with a sacrifice fly, then crushed a three-run homer in the fourth to push the Hagerstown lead to 8-0.

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Florence's homer chased Arellan and Tyler Von Schell greeted reliever Andres Astacio by homering to left field on his first pitch.




Suns Today: at South Georgia

Time: 7 Radio: WHAG 1410

Probable Starters:

Suns - Ryan Hannaman (3-2, 3.14)

S. Georgia - Kole Strayhorn (1-5, 3.78)

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