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Suns take over second place in division

May 27, 2003

SALISBURY, Md. - The Hagerstown Suns are in a new position in the South Atlantic League Northern Division standings.

Following a 4-1 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds Monday, the Suns (26-22) moved past Delmarva (26-23) by a half game into second place as they continue to play good baseball. Hagerstown has won nine of its last 11 games, including five in a row.

Glenn Woolard hurled six strong innings for his fourth win in five decisions, allowing only five hits and striking out six. Scott Munter came aboard to post his first save as a Sun, tossing three innings of one-hit relief with four strikeouts.

The Suns took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a walk to Travis Ishikawa and an infield hit by Brian Munhall that ricocheted off the chest of second baseman Mike Done into centerfield.

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A wild pitch allowed Ishikawa to score and Randy Walter then delivered Munhall with a double off the right-field wall.

After Delmarva scored in the fourth, the Suns got back a run in the fifth on a two-out triple by Fred Lewis and a run-scoring single to right by Karl Jernigan. Lewis has tripled in two consecutive games.

The Suns added a run in the sixth when Steve Holm walked, stole second and scored on a single by Walter with two out.

In Sunday's contest, the Suns battered Delmarva, 12-3, behind Lewis' four hits and Carlos Sosa's four RBI.

Lewis had a triple, three singles and scored three runs while Sosa, who has been torrid at the plate away from home, doubled and tripled.

Brian Stirm picked up his third win, pitching six innings of two-hit ball with nine strikeouts.

The Suns conclude the road trip tonight against Delmarva and then return home for a 10-game stand, beginning Wednesday against Lakewood. It also includes four games against Delmarva and four against first-place Lake County.

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