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Legends use late heroics to beat Suns

May 22, 2008

The Lexington Legends turned the tables on the Hagerstown Suns on Wednesday, using a dramatic ending to win the game.

Collin DeLome hit a solo home run -- his second of the game -- in the eighth inning to break a tie and lead Lexington to a 8-7 victory over the Suns before an Education Day matinee crowd of 3,711 at Municipal Stadium.

The victory came a half-day after Hagerstown's Stephen King fought off a pitch for a run-scoring grounder for a 7-6 win on Tuesday.

Ryan Harrison (0-1), who allowed the homer, took the loss for the Suns, allowing three runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings.

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The Suns took a 6-4 lead with two runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Boomer Whiting and a run-scoring double by Dan Lyons.

Lexington regained the lead in the top of the seventh with a ground-rule double by Max Sapp, a sacrifice fly and a Craig Corrado single.

Hagerstown tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a throwing error.

The Suns threatened in the bottom of the ninth when Mark Gildea and Jake Smolinski lined back-to-back one-out singles before Fernando Abad closed out the win for the Legends.

Smolinski went 4-for-5 with two RBIs for the Suns, while King had three hits.

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