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Suns fall to 7-21

Legends rally for win

Legends rally for win

July 19, 2002

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Hagerstown Suns' modest two-game winning streak came to an end Thursday night as the Lexington Legends rallied from an 4-0 deficit to post a 5-4 decision in front of 7,027 fans at Applebees Park.

Hagerstown (7-21 in the second half of the South Atlantic League's Northern Division) took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth. Branden Florence hit a solo homer, his third staight game with a homer, in the first inning and Scoop McDowell hit a solo homer in the fourth inning. Florence knocked in another run with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth before Julian Benavidez's RBI single made it 4-0.

Anthony Pannone, Hagerstown's ace, could not hold the lead. He allowed a run in the sixth on Lance Downing's two-out, RBI single. Then, with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Pannone gave up back-to-back RBI doubles to Branden Caraway and Gavin Wright.

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At that point, Hagerstown manager Mike Ramsey went to his bullpen, bringing in Leiby Guzman (2-2). Paul Lockhart greeted Guzman with an opposite-field, two-run homer, giving Lexington (16-12) the lead for good.

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