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Suns win 3rd in row

July 03, 2007

Suddenly, things are looking up for the Hagerstown Suns.

Leonard Davis tripled in the tying run in the eighth inning before Robert Jacobsen doubled him in with the winning run Monday night, giving the Suns a 4-3 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws.

The Suns won their third straight game following a nine-game losing streak, the last eight to start the second half.

Hagerstown fell behind 3-1 through three innings.

Quintin Berry doubled to lead off the game, went to third on a flyout and scored on a passed ball to give Lakewood a 1-0 lead. The Suns tied it in the bottom half when Francisco Plasencia singled and scored on Marcos Cabral's double.

The BlueClaws made it 2-1 in the second on Fidel Hernandez's single, Douglas Morales' double and Welinson Baez's sacrifice fly. Lakewood added a run in the third on singles by Joel Naughton, Adrian Cardenas and Gus Milner.

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Hagerstown cut the lead down to one in the sixth on singles by Cabral, Davis and Francisco Guzman.

Suns starter Jhonny Nunez pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing 10 hits. He struck out two and walked none. Reliever Coby Mavroulis (1-0) got the win with 2 1/3 hitless innings, walking one and striking out three.

Lakewood starter Andrew Cruse was solid in his six innings, allowing seven hits and two runs, one earned. Reliever Michael Dubee (3-4) took the loss, surrendering the two runs in the eighth.

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