BlueClaws crack Suns

June 12, 2009

LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- Lakewood survived a bases-loaded situation in foggy conditions on Thursday to grab a 3-1 victory over the Hagerstown Suns in a game that was shortened to 5 1/2 innings.

The BlueClaws tied the score in the fourth and got two runs in the fifth to take the lead. The Suns had one last time to threaten before the game was fogged out.

Michael Guerrero led off the sixth with a single off starter Hector Correa. After a pair of forceouts, Chris Curran became the runner at first.

Curran stole second and Jose Lozada walked to chase Correa. Reliever Justin De Fratus walked Steve Lombardozzi to load the bases. But Derek Norris grounded to third to end the threat and, later, the game.


Norris gave the Suns a 1-0 lead in the first with his 13th home run of the season on a two-out shot to left field.

Suns starter Paul Demney cruised until the fourth inning when Lakewood tied the game when Troy Hanzawa singled to left to score Jeremy Hamilton.

The BlueClaws took the lead in the fifth on Jim Murphy's two-run single to center.

The Suns stranded runners in scoring position in all six innings.

Norris and Curran led the Suns' seven-hit attack with two hits each.

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