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Jackets shut out Suns, 3-0

August 15, 2004

AUGUSTA - Augusta starting pitcher Jarrett Gardner upped his streak of shutout innings to 14, while the Hagerstown Suns' skid of scoreless innings hit 18 as the GreenJackets blanked the Suns for the second consecutive game, 3-0 on Saturday.

It was the fifth straight win for Augusta (23-25, 54-64) and sixth straight loss for Hagerstown (15-33, 43-72), which has been shut out nine times this season.

Gardner (12-5) allowed two hits, no walks and struck out five over seven innings. During one stretch, he retired 16 straight.

The GreenJackets took a 1-0 lead in the second against Suns starter Jesse Floyd (2-8) on a walk and three straight errors. Mitch Stachowsky's two-run homer made it 3-0 in the sixth.

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Jesse Schmidt had two of Hagerstown's three hits. He tripled in the ninth off reliever Randy Beam and was the only Sun to advance past second base.

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