Bone dogs Alley Cats in Suns' win

August 23, 2004

Kyle Bone, a recent addition to Hagerstown's roster, drove in Zach Strong, another recent addition, with the game-winning run in the sixth inning and the Suns won their second straight game, 5-4, over the Charleston (W.Va.) Alley Cats.

Jason Columbus' three-run homer following two Alley Cats infield errors in the third inning gave Hagerstown a 3-2 lead, while Jonathan Armitage's solo shot leading off the sixth tied the Suns with Charleston at 4-4. It was Columbus' 13th blast of the season and Armitage's 11th.

Strong followed Armitage's home run with a double, went to third on Aaron Hornostaj's groundout for the second out and scored on Bone's single through the left side.

Charleston took a 2-0 lead in the first on Joey Reiman's seventh home run of the season. The Alley Cats took a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth on Clinton Johnston's 12th home run of the year.


Ryan Callahan went five innings for the Suns, allowing two runs on three hits. Juan Serrato (8-7) earned the win in relief, allowing two runs in two innings. Sean Martin allowed two hits in a scoreless eighth, and Tim Alvarez earned his 22nd save with a perfect ninth.

Suns go Japanese

The Hagerstown Suns will make history Tuesday with Minor League Baseball's first-ever all-Japanese radio broadcast.

Suns interns Yoshi Itoi and Yasu Yanagi, both of whom hail from Japan, will provide play-by-play coverage of the game against the Kannapolis Intimidators in their native language. The game will air at 7 p.m. on WHAG 1410 AM and over the Internet at

Itoi will be providing the play-by-play action with Yanagi providing color commentary. The Suns' regular broadcaster, Jay Burnham, will occasionally join the broadcast to provide commentary in both Japanese and English.

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