Suns use long balls to beat Greensboro

July 29, 2008

Mark Gildea and Tim Pahuta each homered as the Hagerstown Suns beat visiting Greensboro 3-1 on Monday night, taking three of four from the Grasshoppers in the series.

Pahuta's two-run shot to right with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Suns a 3-1 lead and ended the outing of Greensboro starter Bryan Evans (1-2).

Gildea gave Hagerstown a 1-0 lead in the third with a two-out solo homer to third.

Greensboro tied the game at 1 in the top of the sixth on Justin Jacobs' two-out RBI double, which ended Suns starter Cole Kimball's night.

Ryan Buchter (1-0) relieved Kimball and recorded three outs to pick up his first win of the year.

Kyle Gunderson pitched the final 2 1/3 innings for Hagerstown to get the save, his seventh of the season. He allowed one hit and had one strikeout.


Jose Lozada and Pahuta each had two of the Suns' seven hits.

Daniel Garcia and Brian Schultz each had two of Greensboro's six hits.

The Suns, who are 18-19 in the second half of the South Atlantic League season, begin a four-game series with the Lexington Legends tonight at Municipal Stadium. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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