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Suns come up blank vs. GreenJackets

July 18, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Hagerstown Suns' offense went further south than the team did on its trip to Georgia.

The Suns remained scoreless through 18 innings against Augusta, as the GreenJackets shut down Hagerstown on three hits on Thursday for a 4-0 victory.

Daryl Maday and two Augusta relievers combined for the second straight shutout of the Suns. Maday (8-4) allowed three hits and stuck out five in his six innings.

Augusta has outscored Hagerstown 6-0 in the first two games, holding Hagerstown to eight hits. The Suns have one extra-base hit and have drawn one walk while striking out 23 times thus far.

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Colten Willems (5-6) was the latest starter to suffer from a lack of support, losing despite allowing one unearned run in six innings, but he hit three batters and walked four others while striking out three in his six innings of work.

Augusta took a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Tom Neal led off with a single, took second when Angel Villaloma reached on a Willems' throwing error and moved to third on Andrew Davis' fielder's choice bunt.

After a walk loaded the bases, Charlie Culberson's grounder scored Neal.

The GreenJackets added three runs in the seventh off reliever Dan Leatherman, keyed by Culberson's two-run single off Jamie Lehman.

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