Fermaint, Peacock show Suns the way

May 30, 2009

HICKORY, N.C. -- Charlie Fermaint may have found whatever he had been missing.

The Hagerstown outfielder had three hits and drove in three runs to help the Suns to a 10-3 win over Hickory.

Steve Lombardozzi had four hits and Derek Norris and Tyler Moore drove in two runs each in the rout for Hagerstown's second straight win after five losses in a row. But Fermaint's line is big for the Suns.

It was the second straight night the newly acquired outfielder from the Milwaukee organization has made a significant contribution. He drove in the winning run in the 14th inning on Friday to give the Suns a 5-4 win over Kannapolis.


Fermaint has four hits in his last six at-bats after starting 1 for 22 after joining the Suns.

Hagerstown broke out to a 5-1 lead through five innings to take control.

The Suns picked up two runs in the third on a two-run single by Moore off Hickory starter Martin Perez. They moved to a 5-1 lead in the fifth on an RBI double by Norris, a sacrifice fly by Steven Souza and a passed ball.

Hickory closed to within 5-3, but the Suns put the game away with a run in the seventh and four in the eighth.

The Crawdads gave up the seventh-inning run on an error.

Fermaint put the finishing touches on the eighth-inning rally with a three-run double.

Brad Peacock (1-4) won his first game with the victory for Hagerstown. Peacock went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out four.

Patrick Arnold pitched the final three innings for his second save.

Jose Lozada added three hits in the Suns' 17-hit attack.

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