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Suns earn victory with unearned help

May 08, 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Unearned doesn't mean unwanted.

Sean Nicol hit an RBI single to cap a three-run outburst of unearned runs on Friday to lift the Hagerstown Suns to a 5-4 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets.

The Suns scored two runs when Eury Perez bunted and reached on a throwing error by Augusta starting pitcher Christopher Heston. The errant throw allowed Marcus Jones and Sandy Leon, who both singled, to score.

Perez moved to third on a groundout before Nicol provided what proved the to be the winning run.

The rally made a winner of Suns starter Trevor Holder (1-1), who pitched six innings and allowed three runs on five hits while striking out seven. Mitchell Clegg pitched an inning before Wanel Vasquez went the final two to record the save.

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Hagerstown (16-12) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning with only one hit.

Francisco Soriano led off with a walk and took third when Nicol reached first on an error by Augusta first baseman Luke Anders. Heston uncorked a wild pitch to bring home Soriano.

Later, Destin Hood singled to bring home Steven Souza with the second run.

Augusta tied the score in the second on a pair of groundouts.

The GreenJackets tried to come back, scoring single runs in the fourth and seventh innings but fell short.

Souza led the Suns with three of Hagerstown's nine hits.

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