Giving Suns open door for Intimidators

August 04, 2008

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Walks and errors. Errors and walks.

In most cases, they are previews of terrible things to come.

The Hagerstown Suns got the full feature on Sunday.

Kannapolis took advantage of a Hagerstown error to score two runs in the sixth inning and used a one-out walk to scratch out an insurance run in the seventh for a 3-0 victory over the Suns.

The loss was Hagerstown's fifth in the last six games.

Pitcher Tom Milone worked five strong shutout innings in his second start with the Suns, allowing five hits while striking out four. Ryan Harrison took over, but wasn't as lucky.

Sergio Miranda led off the sixth by reaching on an error by Hagerstown second baseman Valerio Heredia.

After a single by Jim Gallagher, Mark Fleisher drove home Miranda with a single to left. Gallagher scored on Christian Marrero's sacrifice fly.


Ronnie Gaines got the seventh inning started by drawing a one-out walk from Harrison. After stealing second, he scored on Miranda's RBI single.

Kannapolis starter Levi Maxwell (11-4) held the Suns to three hits over eight innings for the win.

Heredia had two hits for the Suns.

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