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No fun for Suns

August 05, 2004

Greensboro had things going its way from the first batter in the box on Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium.

A game-opening error by Hagerstown, followed by a hit batsman and walk, a fielder's choice and another hit batsman had Suns starter Juan Serrato going dizzy.

Then the hits started coming as Steve Gendron collected an RBI single and Cole Seifrig and John Ramistella roped back-to-back two-run doubles and the Bats led, 6-0.

When the night ended, Greensboro (15-24) had thwarted the Suns 12-6 for its second straight win.

Brian Wilson pitched 5 1/3 relief innings and tried to hold the fort while the Suns (13-26) hoped to mount a comeback, effectively denied when Greensboro put four runs on the board in the seventh inning, for a 12-3 lead off Aaron Sobieraj.

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Travis Ishikawa singled and Jason Columbus drilled his 11th home run in the second inning and the Suns tallied three in the seventh.

Brian Munhall walked, and after Jay Knowlton reached on an error, Munhall scored when Tim Hutting also reached first on an error. Jason Columbus then doubled to score Knowlton and Hutting.

Columbus had three of Hagerstown's nine hits and drove in all four runs.

Serrato, in 2/3 of an inning of work, dropped to 7-7.

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