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Suns stomp on Grasshoppers

July 09, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tyler Moore and Charlie Fermiant each homered to key Hagerstown's seven-run third inning to lift the Suns to an 8-1 victory over Greensboro.

Moore hit a three-run homer, his fifth, and Fermiant added a two-run shot two batters later to make it an easy victory for starting pitcher Marcos Frias.

Frias pitched six innings, allowing one unearned run on five hits, while striking out six. Justin Philibaum pitched the final three innings for the save.

The Suns (4-11) sent 12 hitters to the plate in the third. Steve Lombardozzi reached on an error and Derek Norris walked to set up Moore's homer to left off starter Graham Evans.

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Steven Souza walked before Fermiant hit his second homer of the season for a 5-0 lead. Nick Arata hit an RBI triple and Chris Curran drove in a run with a grounder to finish the rally.

After Greensboro scored in the sixth, Fermiant hit an RBI double in the eighth.

Lombardozzi and Fermiant had three hits each. Fermiant and Moore had three RBIs.

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