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Suns' offense misses chances

June 27, 2004

EASTLAKE, Ohio - The Hagerstown Suns stranded 11 runners Saturday night and fell to 1-7 against Lake County with a 7-2 loss to the Captains in the South Atlantic League.

Hagerstown (29-43, 1-4) had six hits and six walks, but only scored in one inning - the sixth, on a walk, Mike Wagner's double and a pair of RBI groundouts.

Allegany High School graduate Aaron Laffey (3-6) earned the victory for Lake County (40-35, 4-1), allowing two hits in five innings.

The Captains took the lead in the fourth inning on Matt Whitney's three-run home run off Suns starter Jesse Floyd (2-6).

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Lake County added a run in the bottom of the sixth on Brad Snyder's single, two walks and an RBI groundout.

The Captains scored three runs in the seventh, two coming on Snyder's home run off Suns reliever Sean Martin.

Hagerstown stranded runners in scoring position in four different innings, stranding six total runners in those frames. The Suns struck out 13 times in the game.

Johany Abreu - a recent addition to the Suns' roster - had two hits.

Snyder finished with three hits, Chris De La Cruz hit two doubles and Ryan Goleski and Micah Schilling had two hits each for Lake County.

The teams finish their three-game series this afternoon.

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