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Suns unload on Tourists

July 19, 2009

The Hagerstown Suns came up with a new motto on Sunday.

"If you can't beat 'em, beat 'em senseless."

In the first two games of a series with Asheville, the Suns outhit the Tourist and lost.

On Sunday, Hagerstown overpowered Asheville with 24 hits en route to a 15-3 rout. Tyler Moore led the way with three hits and five RBIs, including a three-run home run in the eighth, and Charlie Fermaint had four hits.

The 15 runs and 24 hits were season highs for the Suns.

Hagerstown (7-17) trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth but scored 13 runs in its last three at-bats to steal the game.

The outburst started quietly with Chris Curran and Valerio Heredia leading off the sixth with bunt singles. After Steve Lombardozzi walked to load the bases, Derek Norris singled and Moore hit a two-run single to give the Suns the lead.

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Charlie Fermaint hit a sacrifice fly and James Keithley had an RBI single to give the Suns a 7-3 lead.

The Suns added six runs in the sixth, using seven straight singles and sending 12 batters to the plate. Moore hit his seventh homer of the season in the eighth to close the scoring.

Lombardozzi, Norris and Robby Jacobsen had three hits each for the Suns.

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