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Suns' offense takes plunge at Lakewood

June 07, 2004

LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Three consecutive walks in the second inning led to three Lakewood runs, and three BlueClaws pitchers held Hagerstown to four hits as the Suns dropped a 5-2 decision on Sunday.

Hagerstown starter Juan Serrato (4-2) retired the first four batters he faced, but walks to Bryan Hansen, Jose Cortez and Omar Bramasco came back to bite him when the bottom two hitters in Lakewood's lineup - Nick Italiano and Chris Klemm - hit RBI singles. Javon Moran's RBI fielder's choice scored a third.

The Suns scored both their runs in the fourth off Lakewood starter Joe Wilson, who hit Jason Columbus with a pitch to start the frame. Pat Dobson singled and Travis Ishikawa walked before an error scored a run and Tim Hutting's single to right scored another.

That was all the offense Hagerstown would muster. C.J. Woodrow (6-2) came in to retire the Suns in the fourth and pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. Kyle Parcus pitched a perfect ninth for his first save.

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Lakewood added insurance runs in the fourth on Bramasco's leadoff double, Italiano's single and Klemm's RBI groundout, and in the fifth when Jake Blalock walked and later scored on Cortez's double.

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