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Wild pitch costly for Suns in 11th

April 20, 2010

SALISBURY, Md. -- T.J. Baxter scored all the way from second base on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning, and the Delmarva Shorebirds snapped the Hagerstown Suns' four-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory to take the fourth and final game of the four-game series Monday night.

Baxter singled off Suns reliever Glenn Gibson (1-1) to lead off the 11th. He took second on Michael Planeta's sacrifice bunt before scoring on the wild pitch.

Delmarva (7-5) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Tyler Kolodny hit a leadoff single, stole second and scored on Brian Conley's double to right.

Hagerstown (6-6) bounced back to claim a 2-1 lead in the fifth. Marcus Jones led off with a single and went to third on J.P. Ramirez's double to center. Brett Newsome followed with an RBI single to right to plate Jones, and Ramirez scored on Eury Perez's groundout.

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The Shorebirds tied the game at 2 in the seventh. Conley walked, went to second on a wild pitch and took third on Tyler Stampone's single. Luis Bernardo then hit into a double play, with Conley out at home and Stampone out at third on two tag plays. Bernardo raced to second during the double play, and took third and home on wild pitches.

Suns starter Josh Smoker worked five innings for a no-decision, allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six.

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