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Suns split another doubleheader with Delmarva

June 20, 2009

SALISBURY, Md. -- Hagerstown scored four runs in the top of the third inning, and Brad Peacock pitched 5 1/3 solid innings as the Suns beat the Delmarva Shorebirds 4-2 Saturday in seven innings in the first game of a doubleheader.

Elvin Polanco hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loads in the ninth inning to lift the Shorebirds to a 6-5 win in the nightcap.

The Suns and Shorebirds also played a doubleheader Friday night, with each team winning a game.

In the first game Saturday, Robert Jacobsen got the Suns going in the third inning with a leadoff double to center off Delmarva starter Ryan O'Shea (5-3). Chris Curran followed with a bunt single to put runners on the corners for Nick Arata, who drove home Jacobsen with a single to right for a 1-0 Suns lead.

After Stephen Lombardozzi grounded out to put runners on second and third, O'Shea intentionally walked Derek Norris to load the bases.

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A wild pitch then allowed each runner to advance a base, with Curran scoring. After Tyler Moore walked to reload the bases, a throwing error by third baseman Tyler Kolodny allowed Arata and Norris to score to make it 4-0.

Peacock (2-6) gave up one run, five hits and three walks, while striking out five.

Kevin Light relieved Peacock and held Delmarva scoreless in his two-thirds of an inning.

Carlos Peralta worked the seventh for his fourth save of the year, allowing one run on one hit.

The Shorebirds outhit the Suns, 6-5.

In the nightcap, Lombardozzi had two hits and two RBIs, and Arata had two hits and an RBI for the Suns.

After blowing a 4-1 lead, the Suns tied the score at 5-5 in the seventh as Lombardozzi doubled and scored on a single by Norris to force extra innings.

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