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Suns heating up

July 24, 2002

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Branden Florence ripped a two-run double to cap a five-run second inning that allowed Hagerstown to erase a 4-0 deficit Tuesday for a 6-4 victory over the Greesboro Bats.

Florence and Scoop McDowell finished with three hits each in the Suns' 13-hit attack. McDowell hit a two-out RBI single in the seventh to score Florence with an insurance run.

The Suns have won three of the first five games of their road trip to improve to 44-58 overall and 10-22 in the second half.

Hagerstown's five-run inning helped settle down starter Brion Treadway, who was tagged for four runs in the bottom of the first before settling down to pitch five quality innings.

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Juan Camacho hit a RBI single before Tony Calabrese stroked a three-run homer to give the Bats the early 4-0 lead.

After the first inning, Treadway allowed just one more hit -- coming in the second inning -- while shutting down Greensboro. Brian Burres relieved Treadway in the sixth and Ryan Meaux picked up his 16th save with a scoreless ninth.

McDowell started the Suns' second-inning rally with a one-out double before scoring on Tomas Garrido's two-out single. Justin Knoedler followed with a run-scoring double before Bryan Carter was hit by a pitch and Derrin McMains added a RBI single to set up Florence's go-ahead double.

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