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Braves caught in dark

June 07, 2010|By JACK HILL III

SMITHSBURG -- The Brunswick Orioles were leading the Hagerstown Braves 11-8 after 5 1/2 innings on Monday night at Smithsburg High School when their Blue Ridge Adult League baseball game was suspended because of darkness.

The date for the completion of the suspended game has not yet been determined.

The game was tied 8-8 after five innings before Brunswick scored three runs during the top of the sixth. Ty Main started the two-out rally by belting a solo homer to center to put the Orioles on top. After John McDowell singled to center, Matt Rankin clubbed a two-run homer to center to extend Brunswick's lead to 11-8.

Brunswick came back from an 8-4 deficit in the fifth, rallying to tie the game on consecutive two-out, two-run singles by Wayne Toms and Andrew Birjak.

Hagerstown got on the scoreboard first with two runs in the first. Tyler Beard led off with a solo homer to right. One out later, Blaine Coates singled to right. After Matt Ridenour walked, Tim Kellinger singled to right to bring home Coates.

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The Braves added a run in the second when Matt Johnson led off with a double to center and scored on a single to center by Dave Warrenfeltz.

After Brunswick scored one run in the top of the third, Hagerstown came right back with three runs in the bottom of the third to increase its advantage to 6-1. With one out, Matt Ridenour socked a solo homer to right. The Braves' other two runs scored on an infield error.

Bryan Nolan capped a three-run rally for the Orioles in the top of the fourth with a solo homer to left to reduce the deficit to 6-4.

The Braves scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to push their lead to 8-4.

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