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Crawdads scratch out win over Suns

July 13, 2008

It's not always a case of how many as opposed to how effective when it comes to gauging offense in baseball.

Hickory only managed six hits on Saturday, but they were good enough to bring in six runs in a 4-1 victory over the Hagerstown Suns at Municipal Stadium.

Hickory (10-13) got single runs in the first and fourth innings and capped it with a two-run eighth for a 4-0 lead the Suns couldn't overcome.

Suns starter Cole Kimball (3-6) lasted five innings and allowed two runs on just three hits, but walked four in the loss.

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Hickory took a 1-0 lead in the first on a home run to left by Matt Hague.

The Crawdads upped their lead to 2-0 in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Matt Cavagnaro.

Hickory closed its scoring in the eighth on a two-run single off Dan Leatherman, the Suns' third pitcher of the game.

Hagerstown got its only run in the bottom of the eighth as Jose Lozada singled off Hickory reliever Tom Boleska and scored on Tim Pahuta's double.

Hickory starter Brad Lincoln pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out seven.

The Suns finished with six hits, led by Josh Rogers with three.

Jamie Lehman relieved Kimball with two innings of one out pitching.

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