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Suns snap skid

August 16, 2009

After five straight games scoring first but to go on and lose, the Hagerstown Suns turned the tide on Sunday to snap a seven-game losing streak.

The Augusta GreenJackets scored first for a 1-0 lead but the Suns came back to post a 4-1 win on Sunday at Municipal Stadium to finish off a poor homestand.

Tied 1-all in the seventh, Hagerstown broke loose for three runs against Augusta reliever Eric Stolp.

Nick Arata had an infield single for his third hit of the game, went to second on a passed ball, reached third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a sacrifice fly by Chris Curran for a 2-1 lead.

Steve Lombardozzi doubled, Derek Norris walked and Tyler Moore then blooped a short fly ball into center that was lost in the sun as both Lombardozzi and Norris raced around the bases to score.

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The victory backed up a solid pitching effort by Patrick Lehman, a 13th-round draft pick in 2009 by the Washington Nationals.

Lehman went six innings, allowing just one run while striking out five. Ricardo Pecina was the beneficiary of the seventh-inning binge by the Suns to pick up his first win of the year.

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