Suns fail to overcome early deficit

May 18, 2008

Kannapolis showed up early and held on late.

The Hagerstown Suns could not come back from an early six-run deficit as the Intimidators were able to do all their scoring by the third inning and hold on for a 6-4 win on Saturday.

Suns starter Brad Peacock (0-5) took the loss and could not get out of the third inning. The right-hander continued to have issues with his control, walking six batters.

Kannapolis put up three runs in the first inning. Second baseman Dale Mollenhauer led the game off with a base hit and advanced to second on an error by left fielder Aaron Seuss.


Another Suns error allowed Mollenhauer to score after a Greg Paiml single. Paiml and Sergio Morales each scored on wild pitches.

The Intimidators scored three more in the third.

Jim Gallagher led the inning off with a single. After the first out was recorded, Suns pitchers walked four batters in a row and five in the inning.

The Suns (20-21) scored a single run in the fourth, fifth and sixth.

Michael Burgess hit his South Atlantic League-leading 11th home run of the year in the fifth.

The Suns pushed a final run across in the bottom of the ninth.

Henry Mabee picked up his ninth save of the year.

The Suns and Intimidators play the third game of the series today at 2:05 p.m. at Municipal Stadium.

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