Suns' bats turn timid in defeat

May 19, 2009

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- The Kannapolis Intimidators got the Engles equalizer on Tuesday.

The Intimidators evened the series by striking out 13 Hagerstown Suns batters in a 5-1 victory.

Steve Sauer, Leroy Hunt and Dan Remenowsky combined to shut down the Suns. Sauer collected nine strikeouts in six innings.

The win countered a 12-strikeout performance by Hagerstown's Terrence Engles in a 2-1 victory on Monday.

On this day, Hagerstown was doing all the swinging while Kannapolis was scoring.

The Intimidators took a 1-0 lead in the second on Zach Larson's RBI single off Brad Peacock (0-3) to score Jon Gilmore.

The Suns tied the game in the third when Chris Curran led off by reaching on an error. He took third on Jose Lozada's single to right and scored on Steve Lombardozzi's single to center.


Kannapolis took the lead in the third on Seth Loman's RBI double.

The Intimidators added two runs in the fifth on a two-run home run by Kyle Shelton.

Kannapolis closed the scoring in the eighth on Tyler Kuhn's RBI triple off Suns reliever Justin Phillabaum.

Kannapolis held Hagerstown to five hits. Tyler Moore led the Suns with two hits. Curran had Hagerstown's other hit.

Hagerstown threatened to get back into the game in the seventh.

Kannapolis reliever Leroy Hunt hit the first batter he faced, Robby Jacobsen, with a pitch. Curran followed with a one-out double to put runners on second and third.

Lozada hit the ball back to Hunt, who gunned down Jacobsen at the plate while trying to score.

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