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Suns win twice to get above .500

May 04, 2008

The Hagerstown Suns beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 4-3 on Saturday, after defeating them 5-4 earlier in the evening in a game that was picked up where it left off last Sunday.

The Suns have won three straight to improve to 15-14 on the season.

In the second game Saturday, the Suns trailed 3-2 before rallying for two runs in the sixth on an RBI groundout by Aaron Seuss and an RBI single by Steven Souza.

Hagerstown scored two runs in the third to take a 2-1 lead on consecutive doubles by Jake Smolinski, Stephen Englund and Francisco Plasencia.

Atahualpa Severino (2-1) pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless reief to pick up the win.

The Suns and Grasshoppers were tied 2-2 last Sunday in Greensboro, N.C., when their game was halted by rain after five innings.

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They picked things up in the top of the sixth Saturday with Hagerstown batting, still as the visiting team.

The Suns trailed 4-3 before rallying for two runs in the ninth.

Jake Smolinski scored the tying run from third on a sacrifice fly by Rhinehart, and Travis Reagan scored the winning run from third on a wild pitch by Garrett Parcell (0-2).

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