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Suns close in on .500 mark

May 16, 2003

ROME, Ga. - Carlos Sosa collected two hits and drove in two runs Thursday to support the shutout pitching of Glenn Woolard and Josh Cram to lift the Hagerstown Suns to a 6-0 victory over Rome.

It was Hagerstown's third straight victory over the Braves. The Suns moved within one game of .500 at 20-21.

Woolard worked out of a pair of bases-loaded jams to shutout Rome through six innings. He allowed six hits, four walks and struck out seven.

Cram recorded his first save with three innings of one-hit pitching.

The Suns jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second. Sosa singled, Travis Ishikawa reached on an error by second baseman Jon Schuerholz and Randy Walter walked to load the bases. Aaron Hornostaj hit into a double play to score the run.

Hagerstown pushed the lead to 3-0 in the third. Karl Jernigan and Derin McMains hit two-out singles before scoring on Sosa's triple to the right field corner.

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Jake Wald led off the fifth with a home run to chase Rome starter Anthony Lerew (2-2). Jose Rodriguez came on and got two outs before Walter singled and took second on an error by right fielder Onil Joseph. He scored when Hornostaj lined a shot that handcuffed left fielder Carlos Guzman for an error.

Brian Munhall drove in the final run, capping the scoring with a single.

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