BlueClaws make early rally stand up against Suns

June 26, 2006

Lakewood did all its damage in sneak-attack style on Saturday.

The BlueClaws did all their scoring before the Hagerstown Suns knew what hit them.

Lakewood scored two runs in the first and settled in behind the two-hit pitching of Josh Outman and Brett Harker for a 2-0 victory over the Suns.

Hagerstown (29-44, 1-2) posted threats in the sixth and seventh innings, but failed to cash them, falling for the second time in three games in the second half.

Hagerstown starter Bobby Parnell allowed two hits - both in the first inning - over his seven innings of work to be saddled with the loss. Parnell struck out five and walked two.


Lakewood got to Parnell early as Greg Golson led off the game with a double to center before advancing and scoring on consecutive groundouts by Avelino Asprilla and Mike Spidale for the quick 1-0 lead.

John Urick capped the first-inning outburst with a two-out home run to center field, his fourth blast of the season.

Parnell retired 13 of the next 15 batters he faced.

Outman shut out the Suns with a two-hitter over seven innings, while walking three and striking out four. Harker picked up the save with two innings of hitless work and three strikeouts.

Leivi Ventura and Nick Evans had the only hits for the Suns.

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