Suns throw one to Jackets

May 09, 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Sometimes change is only a hiccup away.

The Augusta GreenJackets had a sixth-inning strikeout turn into two runs because of two errors on the same play on Sunday to pave the way to a 6-5 victory over the Hagerstown Suns.

With runners on first and second base with one out, Hagerstown reliever Kyle Morrison (1-1) struck out Evan Crawford. On the play, Ryan Lollis and Juan Martinez went for a double steal.

Suns catcher Adrian Nieto fired his throw to second into center field to allow Lollis to score. Then, when Hagerstown center fielder Eury Perez misplayed the ball, Martinez scored to give Augusta a 4-2 lead.


The GreenJackets moved out to a 6-2 lead in the seventh on an RBI triple by Sharton Schoop and Daniel Lyons' run-scoring double.

Morrison, who relieved Suns starter Paul Demny, was touched up for four runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks before giving way to Shawn Erb in the eighth.

The Suns tried to come back with three runs in the eighth against Augusta reliever Chris Gloor, who allowed a two-run single to J.P. Ramirez.

After Adrian Nieto walked, Gloor was replaced by Jason Jarvis, who came on to face pinch hitter Steven Souza. Jarvis uncorked a wild pitch to send Ramirez to third, setting up a sacrifice fly by Souza move Hagerstown within 6-5.

The Suns went down in order in the ninth.

Augusta (18-13) took a 2-0 lead in the first off Demny before Hagerstown scored single runs in the second and third to tie the game.

Luke Anders hit a two-run single to stake the GreenJackets to the early lead.

The Suns (16-14) battled back against Augusta starter Jorge Bucardo with a Ramirez triple and Hood single in the second. They tied the game in the third when Justin Bloxom reached on a fielding error by Anders at first base to score Perez.

Hood had three hits and drove in three runs to lead the Suns.

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