Suns go silent as BlueClaws earn shutout

August 08, 2008

Straight numbers or crooked ones. It doesn't matter to the Hagerstown Suns as long as a round one doesn't show up in the linescore anymore.

The Suns were shutout for the second straight game as Lakewood held Hagerstown to five hits on Thursday in a 7-0 victory at Municipal Stadium.

The BlueClaws (30-17) have held the Suns scoreless for 18 innings in the first two games of the homestand. Hagerstown (20-27) has been held scoreless for 21 innings. The last score came in the sixth inning on Tuesday in a 10-4 loss to Kannapolis.

Lakewood starter Mike Cisco held the Suns to three singles through five innings of work and didn't allow a Hagerstown runner to get past first base.


Meanwhile, Suns starter Cole Kimball (4-8) allowed five runs in six innings, including three in the second.

The BlueClaws jumped out front on an RBI single by Derrick Mitchell and a two-run double by Dominic Brown.

Lakewood took a 4-0 lead in the fifth on Matt Rizzotti's RBI double and moved to 5-0 in the sixth T.J. Warren's sacrifice fly.

Ryan Harrison allowed two runs in the eighth on Warren's RBI single and a Mitchell grounder.

The Suns managed just five singles in the game. They have nine hits in the series against Lakewood.

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