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Three is enough for Captains

June 15, 2009

EASTLAKE, Ohio -- The Lake County Captains scored three runs on four hits in the second inning, and pitchers Alexander Perez and T.J. McFarland made the runs stand up in a 3-1 victory over the Hagerstown Suns on Monday in the South Atlantic League.

Adam Abraham and Abner Abreu led off the second with doubles to give Lake County a 1-0 lead. Suns starter Brad Peacock's wild pitch moved Abreu to third, before Chris Nash walked. John Allman's single scored Abreu to make it 2-0, and Jose Carmargo's single scored Nash to make it 3-0.

Hagerstown scored its only run in the third. Robby Jacobsen hit a one-out single and scored on Nick Arata's double to left.

That was all the Captains' pitchers allowed. Perez improved to 5-2 by allowing just four hits and the one run in six innings while striking out eight. McFarland gave up a hit and a walk while striking out three for the three-inning save.

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Peacock took the loss to fall to 1-6. He allowed seven hits, a walk and the three runs while striking out four in six innings.

Earlier Monday, Hagerstown's Patrick McCoy was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week.

The left-hander extended his scoreless streak to 14 1/3 innings with 11 1/3 shutout innings last week. He went 1-0 to improve his record to 2-1, while lowering his ERA to a team-best 1.85.

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