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Suns blank Shorebirds to gain split

April 16, 2008

SALISBURY, Md. - Jhonatan Solano hit a two-run home run and Terrance Engles threw five innings of two-hit ball to lead the Hagerstown Suns to a 5-0 victory in the nightcap and a split of a doubleheader with Delmarva.

The Shorebirds won the opener, 6-2.

Solano hit his first homer in Hagerstown's three-run fourth inning to cap the victory. Jake Smolinski added an RBI double.

The Suns took a 2-0 lead in the second. Steven Souza hit an RBI single and later scored when Solano reached on an error.

Engles allowed the two hits and struck out two without allowing a walk to move to 2-0. Martin Beno pitched the final two innings.

In the opener, Delmarva scored four runs in the first inning to rough up Hagerstown starter Jeff Mandel. The Shorebirds scored on six singles in the first.

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Delmarva upped the lead to 6-0 in the fifth, keyed by Jeff Maloney's leadoff homer and Wally Crancer's RBI triple.

The Suns picked up two runs in the seventh on Souza's RBI double and a wild pitch.

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