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Willems isn't scared of Intimidators

May 27, 2008

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - It was easy for Colton Willems to make a stand once he had support.

The Hagertown starter threw six shutout innings while the Suns took all the pressure off with a 7-0 lead on Monday in a 10-3 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Williem (4-3), one of the gems of the Washington Nationals organization, allowed three hits and walked one in his stint.

The Suns (27-23) unleashed a 14-hit attack and scored runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings to take early control of the game.

Aaron Seuss led the Suns with three hits - all doubles - and knocked in a run and scored two others. Bill Rhinehart, Stephen King, Michael Burgess and Jake Smolinski all had two hits.

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Hagerstown scored three times in the second against Kannapolis' Nate Jones (1-6) as Seuss led off with a double and scored on Burgess' single. Smolinski added a two-run single.

The Suns made it 5-0 on an RBI double by Burgess, who later scored when the throw trying to stop him from stealing third went into the outfield. It became 7-0 in the fifth on an RBI double by Seuss and Stephen King's run-scoring single.

James Lehman allowed three runs in relief before Kyle Gunderson came on to pitch a hitless ninth to seal the victory.

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