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Suns let another victory slip away

July 01, 2010

LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- Runs have been hard to come by for the Hagerstown Suns lately.

So have been wins in the ninth inning.

The Lakewood BlueClaws took advantage of wildness by the Suns by scoring the winning run with two outs in the ninth for a 3-2 victory in a Wednesday morning matinee.

It was Lakewood's second straight walk-off win over Hagerstown (2-5, 38-39). The BlueClaws scored two runs in the ninth on Tuesday to take a 3-2 victory.

Lakewood turned a strikeout into a run in the ninth. Alan Schoenberger went down swinging with what would have been the second out for Suns reliever Kyle Morrison, but the third strike was a wild pitch which put Schoenberger on first.

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He took second when Morrison balked and advanced to third on a two-out single by Jonathan Villar, which ended Morrison's outing.

Rob Wort came on and uncorked a wild pitch to Leandro Castro to score Schoenberger with the winning run.

The Suns, who had only three hits in the game, took a 1-0 lead in the first when Francisco Soriano drew a one-out walk off Lakewood starter Colby Shreve before stealing second and third base with two outs and scoring on a throwing error by catcher Kyle Lafrenz.

Hagerstown starter Mitchell Clegg kept Lakewood scoreless until the sixth. Schoenberger led off the inning with a double and took third on Jiwan James' grounder.

Villar scored the tying run with a bunt single to third and then stole second and third before scoring on Jonathan Singleton's two-out double to give the BlueClaws a 2-1 lead.

The Suns tied the game in the seventh on Justin Bloxom's seventh homer of the season.

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