KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Usually, the Hagerstown Suns are looking to unleash their running game.
On Saturday, they should have been looking for a leash.
Hagerstown runners ran the Suns out of rallies - by being picked off twice and thrown out stealing in a third instance - to allow Kannapolis to take a 3-0 victory in the opening game of a doubleheader.
The second game was still in progress at deadline. The opening game loss was Hagerstown's 11th loss in 14 games and dropped the Suns to 11-20 in the second half.
The Intimidators scored single runs in the second, third and sixth innings in the seven-inning game.
Boomer Berry and Donny Lucy each hit sacrifice flies to give Kannapolis the early 2-0 lead.
The Intimidators picked up an insurance run in the sixth on a throwing error.
Kannapolis starter Jack Egbert allowed four hits and struck out eight for the complete-game victory.