BlueClaws get best of Suns in end

April 11, 2008

LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Dennis Winn hit an RBI double in the eighth inning to start a two-run rally on Thursday to lift the Lakewood BlueClaws to a 7-5 win over the Hagerstown Suns.

It was the second straight night the BlueClaws rallied in the eighth inning to win.

Lakewood came back from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game in the sixth inning. The Suns scored in the eighth before Lakewood rallied for the win.

Winn doubled to center off Suns reliever Clint Everts with runners on first and second and one out. Kurt Bolt scored the go-ahead run before Dominic Brown lofted a sacrifice fly to bring home the insurance run.

Hagerstown (3-3) held a 4-2 lead through 5 1/2 innings.

The Suns took a 2-0 lead in the third on singles by Bill Rhinehart and Michael Burgess.

After Lakewood tied the game against Suns starter Jeff Mandel, Hagerstown regained the lead in the sixth on Daniel Lyons' sacrifice fly and Jake Smolinski's RBI double.


Kyle Gunderson relieved Mandel with the bases loaded in the sixth and allowed a two-run single to Bolt to tie the game at 4.

Lakewood took the lead in the seventh, but the Suns tied it at 5 in the eighth on Jhonatan Solano's sacrifice fly.

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