Floyd's gem leads Suns' win

August 23, 2004

Jesse Floyd turned in his best pitching performance of the season and it led to a 6-1 victory for the Hagerstown Suns over Charleston, W.Va., on Saturday at Municpal Stadium.

Floyd held the Alley Cats to one hit over six innings and came away with his third win in 11 decisions when the Suns pushed across five runs in the fourth inning.

Floyd allowed only a first-inning, leadoff hit to Juan Peralta and walked two over his period of work, striking out nine.

The win put a temporary halt to recent losses as the Suns won for only the second time in their last 13 games.


The Suns' big inning started when Jason Columbus walked,and Jonathan Armitage and Mike Wagner each singled to load the bases.

Patrick Dobson followed with a double to right center for two RBI.

Kyle Bone singled and advanced to second on an error that allowed Dobson and Wagner to score. Bone later came around for the fifth run on a single by Jesse Schmidt.

Aaron Sobieraj relieved Floyd in the seventh and allowed a Charleston run in the eighth inning.

Hagerstown scored its final run in the bottom of the eighth inning when Zach Strong singled to left and Bone delivered a triple to right field.

Bone had three RBI, his first three as a member of the Suns.

Hagerstown now stands 16-37 in the second half of the South Atlantic League season while Charleston, the first half champion of the Northern Division, remains in second place with a 31-23 record.

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