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Suns show power, rally by Delmarva

April 06, 2008

SALISBURY, Md. -- Bill Reinhart hit a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday to lift the Hagerstown Suns to an 8-6 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds.

The Suns trailed 6-2 after three innings before staging the comeback to start 2-0 in the South Atlantic League.

Hagerstown hit three home runs, including two during the comeback. The Suns scored six runs against Delmarva's bullpen a night after winning in 14 innings.

Hagerstown starter Colton Willems, one of the Washington Nationals' 2006 first-round draft picks, was roughed up for six runs, including a home run by Ryan Adams in the third.

The Suns closed to within 6-5 in the sixth inning as Jake Smolinski tripled and scored on a Reinhart sacrifice fly. Aaron Seuss doubled and trotted home on Stephen King's home run.

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Hagerstown tied the game in the eighth on Smolinski's homer to left off Delmarva reliever Cole McCurry.

Clifford Flagello came on for the Shorebirds in the ninth. Sean Rooney drew a two-out walk, Daniel Lyons reached on a fielding error and Smolinski walked to load the bases for Reinhart.

Terrence Engles got the win with three innings of relief. Michael Burgess also homered.

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