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Suns not so bright in 2-1 loss

April 30, 2005

EASTLAKE, Ohio - Hagerstown's Marcelo Perez went on the wild side with walks that paved the way for Lake County to down Hagerstown 2-1 to take the last three games of the four-game series and move to within 1 1/2 games of the Suns.

Perez (0-2) walked Brian Finegan with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning after the Suns had tied the game 1-1 on an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning.

Ambiorix Concepcion reached base on an error, and after reaching second, broke for third base while the Lake County pitcher and catcher were not paying attention and Captains catcher Wyatt Toregas threw the ball into the outfield.

Suns starter Blake Eager struck out seven in five innings and allowed only one run when Lake County scored in the second inning on a double by Finegan and single by Juan Valdes.

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The Suns had a chance to do some damage in the ninth inning.

Dante Brinkley led off with a walk and stole second. Grant Psomas singled to right, but Brinkley went through manager Gene Richards' stop sign and was out in a rundown, with Psomas making it to third.

Lake County relief pitcher Josh Harris managed to retire the Suns with Psomas still at third.

The Suns, 10-1 at Municipal Stadium and 5-6 on the road, return home tonight to start a four-game series against Kannapolis.

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