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Suns lose in 22 innings

May 08, 2006

LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Four walks in the bottom of the 22nd inning gave the Lakewood BlueClaws an 8-7 victory over the Hagerstown Suns in the completion of the longest game in South Atlantic League history on Sunday.

After 15 innings without a run, Jeremy Slayden led off the 22nd with a walk from Suns reliever Josh Appell (0-2) and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt.

Fidel Hernandez was intentionally walked to set up the double play. Grady Hinchman relieved Appell and struck out Cooper Osteen, then walked Julian Williams to load the bases and issued the pass to John Urick to end the game.

Michael Zagurski (2-2) picked up the win for one inning of work in a game that started on April 26. It was postponed after the 17th inning due to Minor League Baseball's curfew rule.

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Hagerstown chipped away at a 6-0 deficit, scoring a run on a wild pitch in the fourth. The Suns tacked on five in the fifth on a one-run single by Leivi Ventura, an RBI groundout by Hector Pellot, a two-run single by Jonel Pacheco and an error by shortstop Hernandez.

In Sunday's regularly scheduled game, the BlueClaws scored what turned out to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 victory.

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