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On This Date in Suns History

June 26, 2005

June 26


1981 - The Suns pummel Winston-Salem for 22 runs and 23 hits to sweep a doubleheader, 11-7 and 11-4. Allen Edwards won his first game and Keith Thibodeaux threw a complete game with nine strikeouts to pace the Suns. Former major leaguer and television analyst Steve Lyons played for Winston-Salem.

1983 - The Suns fell apart in a Sunday afternoon game as starter Kurt Leiter was victimized for five runs in the first three innings in a 6-4 loss to Winston-Salem. Waynesboro, Pa., native Craig Walck was 2-for-3 for Winston-Salem, a Red Sox affiliate.

1993 - D.J. Boston hit a run-scoring single in the first inning and Andy Dolson made it stand up with a four-hitter as the Suns defeated Capital City 1-0 in a game that was shortened to six innings because of rain. Former major leaguer Jose Herrera and Kris Harmes drew walks before Boston's hit. Eventual major league catcher Angel Martinez played for Hagerstown.

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1999 - Brian Shackleford hit a two-out, two-run home run in the sixth inning to lead Charleston (W.Va.) to a 10-7 win over the Suns. The Suns scored five unearned runs in the fourth off Charleston starter Jeremy Affeldt in the fourth, keyed by Orlando Hudson's three-run double. Hudson finished with three hits and four RBI while shortstop Felipe Lopez, who now plays for Cincinnati, added two hits.

2004 - Aaron Laffey, a graduate of Allegany High School, held the Suns to two hits over five innings to lead Lake County to a 7-2 win. Hagerstown stranded 11 runners against the Captains. The Suns' only runs came on a pair of RBI groundouts.

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