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Lyons' homer helps Suns nip Captains

June 08, 2008

Dan Lyons got into the swing of things for the Hagerstown Suns at just the right time on Saturday.

And all it took was one swing.

The Suns shortstop launched a home run to left-center field with one out in the ninth to allow Hagerstown to walk off with a 5-4 win over the Lake County Captains.

The win was Hagerstown's second win in the last nine games. The homer was Lyons' fifth of the season and ended a back-and-forth battle between the two teams.

The Suns (29-31) took a 1-0 lead in the first on the legs of Boomer Whiting. Whiting drew a leadoff walk and stole second and third bases before scoring on a wild pitch.

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Lake County (36-25) scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings to take a 3-1 lead. The Captains tied the game on Doug Pickens' sacrifice fly in the second and took the lead on Mark Thompson's fly in the third. Lucas Montero had an RBI single in the fourth.

Tim Pahuta hit a homer in the fourth to bring the Suns back within a run before the Suns tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth on Michael Burgess' RBI double.

Lake County regained the lead in the sixth on a Ron Rivas grounder. The Suns retied the game in the seventh on Bill Rhinehart's single.

Kyle Gunderson pitched the ninth to earn the victory.

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