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This Date in Suns History

August 14, 2005

Aug. 14


1981 - Parker Wilson hit a bases-loaded single off Suns reliever Ron Leach in the bottom of the 13th inning to lead Winston-Salem to a 12-11 win. The Suns had 16 hits but the Red Sox only managed five. The Suns fell three games behind Salem in the Carolina League Northern Division chase. Hagerstown outfielder Paul Croft was in Washington County Hostpital for pneumonia.

1983 - The Suns were in a battle but lost the war.

Winston-Salem scored a 7-2 victory over the Suns in a game which was marred by two bench-clearing brawls in the fourth inning. Suns starter Mark Leiter hit Manny Jose with a pitch during the four-run inning. Jose charged the mound but was stopped by Hagerstown first baseman Jim Traber and third baseman Pat Dumouchelle. Still, Leiter suffered a twisted neck and was forced to leave the game when both benches cleared and piled on top of the principals. The second fight started when Winston-Salem's Sam Horn and Luis Alomar escorted Jose, who was ejected, to the clubhouse through the Suns bullpen. The Suns relievers unloaded a few punches on Jose before order was restored. Winston-Salem's Paul Rochford pitched the complete-game victory and Danny Sheaffer had five hits. Former Red Sox outfielder Mike Greenwell played for Winston-Salem while Ken Gerhart (Orioles), along with Traber, played for the Suns.

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1992 - Mike Beams singled home Willie Tatum with one out in the ninth to cap a three-run rally and lift New Britain to a 4-3 win over the Suns. The loss was the third straight for the seventh-place Suns and dropped them 6 1/2 games behind fourth-place Albany for the final playoff spot in the Eastern League. Hagerstown scored on Brett Miller's home run in the fifth and took the lead in the sixth when Chris Hoiles (Orioles) walked and Paul Carey (Orioles) hit one of his three singles to set up Scott Meadow's two-run double. In other news, Myrtle Beach Hurricanes owner Winston Blenckstone announced he was going to move his team from South Carolina and was considering Hagerstown, Hickory, N.C., and Tallahassee, Fla. as prime sites.

1999 - Jorge Nunez had three hits, scoring after each, and Felipe Lopez (Blue Jays, Reds) drove in two runs to lead the Suns to a 4-0 win over Piedmont for their second win in eight games. Nunez, Lopez and Jesse Zepeda combined to go 6-for-11 with three RBI and all four runs scored. The Suns were tied for second with Cape Fear in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division. Ryan Spille pitched the win for the Suns. Brian Bowles (Blue Jays) pitched in relief for the Suns while Derrick Turnbow (Phillies, Brewers) started for Piedmont.

2004 - Augusta starting pitcher Jarrett Gardner shut out the Suns in a 3-0 victory. The Suns suffered their ninth shutout of the season and were riding an 18-inning scoreless streak. Augusta took the lead off Suns starter Jesse Floyd with the help of a walk and three straight Hagerstown errors. Jesse Schmidt had two of Hagerstown's three hits.

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