Butler, Fuentes lead Greenville past Suns

May 29, 2010

HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown Suns starter Josh Smoker had no trouble with Daniel Butler and Reymond Fuentes in their first at-bats Friday.

After that, the Suns had no answer for Greenville's No. 5 and No. 6 hitters.

Butler and Fuentes each went 4-for-5 with two RBIs to highlight Greenville's 15-hit attack as the Drive beat the Suns 9-5 Friday night in front of 1,740 fans at Municipal Stadium.

Butler and Chris McGuiness homered and Ronald Bermudez added three hits for the Drive (24-25) in the first game of Hagerstown's eight-game homestand.

McGuiness gave the Drive a 1-0 lead in the first with his sixth homer of the season and Fuentes made it 2-0 in the fourth with a single that scored Bermudez.


The Suns (26-22) tied it in the bottom of the fourth on back-to-back RBI doubles by Destin Hood and J.P. Ramirez.

Hagerstown took a 4-2 lead in the fifth. J.R. Higley reached and advanced to second on an error. He moved to third on Eury Perez's bunt single and scored on Francisco Soriano's base hit. Perez eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Kobernus.

Greenville took the lead for good in the sixth off reliever Shane Erb (2-2). Bermudez singled and Butler doubled to put runners on second and third. Fuentes followed with an RBI single. Butler later scored on a groundout to tie the game and Derrik Gibson put the Drive ahead with a two-run double.

Perez and Soriano each had two hits for the Suns.

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