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Suns treat large crowd to victory

May 15, 2010

HAGERSTOWN -- Jack McGeary pitched five scoreless innings with eight strikeouts, Destin Hood had two hits with an RBI double, and the Hagerstown Suns defeated the West Virginia Power 3-1 on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd of 5,822 fans at Municipal Stadium.

McGeary (3-1) allowed four hits and two walks for the Suns (18-16), who won their second straight over the Power (14-20). Rob Wort pitched two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out one, and Dean Weaver earned his sixth save of the season, allowing three hits and a run in the final two innings.

Hagerstown broke a scoreless tie against West Virginia starter Melkin Laureano (2-3) with two runs in the fifth inning. Hood, J.P. Ramirez and J.R. Higley led off the inning with consecutive singles, although Hood was thrown out at home by Power left fielder Kyle Morgan on Higley's knock -- with Ramirez and Higley advancing to third and second on the throw home. Sandy Leon's groundout to short scored Ramirez, and Eury Perez singled to score Higley.

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The Suns greeted Power reliever Gabriel Alvarado with a run in the sixth. With two outs, Justin Bloxom and Hood hit back-to-back doubles.

West Virginia got its run in the eighth off Weaver on singles by Jarek Cunningham, David Rubinstein and Ramon Cabrera.

The Power had nine hits to the Suns' seven, but stranded nine runners while Hagerstown stranded just four.

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