Late error allows Power to jolt Suns

May 16, 2010

HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown Suns took a walk on the wild side late on Saturday.

West Virginia tied the game with the help of a wild pitch in the eighth and won it on a Steven Souza throwing error in the 10th to pull out a come-from-behind 7-6 victory.

The Suns (18-17) owned a 6-5 lead after five innings.

The Power came back in the eighth as David Rubinstein led off by drawing a walk off Suns reliever Shane Erb. Rubinstein took second on a grounder and third on the wild pitch before scoring on Josue Peley's sacrifice fly to center.

The Suns looked to be out of the woods in the 10th until reliever Patrick Arnold (0-1) hit Kyle Morgan with a pitch with two outs. Peley followed with a single down the third-base line that Souza stabbed, but threw the ball away to allow Morgan to score the winning run from first.


The Suns went down in order in the 10th.

Hagerstown took a 2-0 lead in the first against Power starter Hunter Strickland. Francisco Soriano and Dan Lyons led off with singles and stole bases to set up Justin Bloxom's sacrifice fly and a run off a passed ball.

West Virginia countered with three runs in the second off Suns starter Paul Demney, keyed by a leadoff home run by Morgan and Elevys Gonzalez's steal of home.

J.P. Higley gave the Suns a 4-3 lead in the fourth with a two-run double.

After the Power regained the lead in the fifth, the Suns got a leadoff homer by Eury Perez and a Souza sacrifice fly to regain a 6-5 lead.

Zachary Foster, the Power's third pitcher, got the win with two innings of relief.

Soriano finished with three hits for the Suns while Lyons added two.

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