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Calls against Suns again in loss

June 25, 2002

SALISBURY, Md. - For the second straight day, an umpire's call that went against Hagerstown left the Suns snakebit.

Against Delmarva on Monday, Tyler Von Schell's game-tying liner down the left field line appeared to bring up chalk but the umpire called in foul and Hagerstown lost a 4-3 decision to the Shorebirds.

Hagerstown manager Mike Ramsey argued the call, but couldn't sway the umpires.

On Sunday, a Suns' possible home run was called in play at Municipal Stadium and left Hagerstown (1-4, 35-40) a run short.

Delmarva built a 4-0 lead heading into the eighth inning when the Suns rallied. After a double play ball scored one run, Branden Florence hit a two-run double to score Bryan Carter, who had doubled, and Derin McMains, who was hit by a pitch. Florence was stranded as Von Schell made the inning's final out.

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Another call went against the Suns in the bottom of the eight and Ramsey argued again. He was thrown out of the game, his first ejection of the season.

Suns Today: at Delmarva

Time: 6:30 Radio: WHAG 1410

Probable Starters:

Suns - Francisco Liriano (3-3, 3.06)

Shorebirds - Kurt Birkens (6-5, 3.26)

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