Suns lose fourth straight

April 10, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Greensboro Grasshoppers didn't do anything heroic on Sunday.

Then again, they didn't have to.

Greensboro scored three single runs and settled in behind a combined four-hitter by four pitchers to take a 3-0 victory over the Hagerstown Suns and sweep the season-opening four-game series.

The Grasshoppers used three walkoff home runs by Gaby Sanchez to win the first three games of the series.

Nick Evans extended his season-opening hitting streak to four games with a second-inning single as one of Hagerstown's only bright spots.

Hagerstown starting pitcher Jeff Landing allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits, while striking out seven in five innings. But the single runs in the second and third innings were all Greensboro needed.


The Grasshoppers took a 1-0 lead in the second as Andrew Jenkins led off with a double and scored on Matt Kutler's single.

Greensboro doubled the lead in the third on Agustin Septimo's leadoff home run to right field.

Greensboro starter Shane West (1-0) held the Suns to two hits over six innings while striking out four. Blake Jones recorded the save.

Only Leivi Ventura and Elvis Cruz managed to collect hits for the Suns, who managed to get only one runner as far as third base.

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