LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- The Lakewood BlueClaws spoiled Hagerstown's comeback with a late rally of their own Wednesday, scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for an 11-10 victory over the Suns.
Hagerstown trailed 8-3 before erupting for six runs in the top of the eighth to take a 9-8 lead. J.R. Higley and Brett Newsome got the Suns' rally started with back-to-back doubles, and Steven Souza capped it with a two-out, three-run homer to left.
The Suns made it 10-8 in the ninth on an RBI double by Sandy Leon.
The BlueClaws rallied in the bottom half against Wanel Vasquez (2-3), the Suns' fifth pitcher of the game. Adam Buschini drew a leadoff walk and Kyle Lafrenz followed with an RBI double. After pinch runner Anthony Hewitt went to third on a groundout, Jiwan James was hit by a pitch to put runners on the corners, and Dean Weaver replaced Vasquez on the mound.