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Gross, Suns flooded by Waves, 10-1

June 08, 2002

WILMINGTON, Del. - The season-long control problems of Hagerstown starter Kyle Gross reared their ugly head, as South Georgia capitalized on eight walks and a myriad of other Suns misfortunes for a 10-1 victory in a South Atlatic League game Friday night.

South Georgia (34-27) won the last two games of the four-game series to salvage a split with Hagerstown (30-32), which won the first two. The Suns travel to Charleston, S.C. for a four-game series with the RiverDogs beginning today.

Gross (1-4), who had walked 23 in 25 innings coming into Friday's game, allowed five runs on five walks, an error, a wild pitch, a passed ball, a fielder's choice and Travis Ezi's RBI single in the second inning as the Waves took a 5-0 lead.

Gross opened the third by hitting a batter and issuing three more walks to force in a run. Ezi's ensuing three-run triple gave South Georgia a 9-0 lead and chased Gross. The Waves added one more run in the inning on a sacrifice fly, which scored Ezi.

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Francisco Cruceta (6-3) held Hagerstown to one run over six innings.

Bryan Carter went 2-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games for the Suns.

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