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Shorebirds withstand late charge by Suns

June 08, 2010

SALISBURY, Md. -- Delmarva scored early and Hagerstown scored late.

First blood took its toll.

The Shorebirds took a 7-0 lead through five innings and held on as the Suns scored six in the final four on Monday for a 7-6 victory.

Delmarva scored two runs in each of the first, second and fourth innings off Suns starter Josh Smoker. The Shorebirds added a seventh run in the fifth.

The Suns came back with one in the sixth, a four-run eighth and a run in the ninth to fall just short.

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Justin Bloxom keyed the eighth-inning rally with a two-run single.

The Suns scored in the ninth on a wild pitch, but left the tying run at second base.

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