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Greensboro whips Suns with 15 hits

May 05, 2008

The Greensboro Grasshoppers ripped Hagerstown pitching for 15 hits and scored at least one run in six of the first eight innings of Sunday's 11-5 thrashing of the Suns at Municipal Stadium.

Daniel Garcia's solo home run in the first inning off Hagerstown starter Colton Willems set the tone. Thomas Hickman's RBI double and Michael Stanton's RBI single made it 3-0.

Ryan Anetsberger doubled and scored on Ben Lasater's single in the third to make it 4-1. Adam Howard and Anetsberger each doubled in the fourth as the lead grew to 6-1.

Torre Langley's two-run homer in the fifth made it 8-1, before the Suns (15-15) made it 8-4 in the bottom half on Bill Rhinehart's three-run homer.

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Greensboro (15-14) wasn't done. Howard singled and scored on Garcia's sacrifce fly in the seventh, and Stanton's two-run double in the eighth made it 11-5.

Rhinehart finished with two hits and four RBIs for Hagerstown.

Willems lasted four innings, giving up nine hits and six runs.

Relievers Justin Phillabaum and Erik Arnesen did not fare much better. Phillabaum gave up three runs - two earned - on three hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings. Arnesen allowed two runs on two hits in 1 1/3 innings.

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