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Captains' one last rally ruins Suns' last game

September 02, 2008

It was like most Hagerstown Suns games have been in the second half. with only one difference.

It was the last one.

The Suns had a lead and lost it again, this time as Lake County scored six runs in the sixth inning, for a 12-8 victory on Monday in Hagerstown's final game of the 2008 season at Municipal Stadium.

The Captains sent 10 men to the plate in the sixth to turn a 5-2 deficit into an 8-5 lead with the help of the Suns.

Hagerstown came to Lake County's rescue with an error, wild pitch and passed ball, which started the rally and helped move it into scoring position.

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With the loss, the Suns end the season at 61-78, including a 27-43 mark in the second half. Hagerstown finished sixth in the Northern Division's second half, 18 games behind West Virginia.

Hagerstown jumped out to a 5-2 lead after five innings.

The Suns took a 2-1 lead in the first on a two-run homer by Jesus Flores off Lake County starter Ryan Miller.

Hagerstown moved out to a 4-2 lead in the third on RBIs off Robby Jacobsen's triple and Garrett Bass' single. It was 5-2 after five after Mark Gildea's RBI double.

Lake County added two-run rallies in the seventh and eighth innings for a 12-5 lead. The Suns scored three in the eighth.

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