Suns drop another one-run decision

August 02, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro Grasshoppers completed a four-game sweep of the Hagerstown Suns, making a single unearned run stand up in a 1-0 victory in the South Atlantic League on Sunday.

It was the third straight one-run loss for the Suns (48-59, 12-24 second half). They also lost 1-0 on Friday before falling 5-4 on Saturday.

Suns starter Evan Bronson worked out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the bottom of the fourth. Rand Smith hit a grounder down the third-base line which Stephen King fielded. He stepped on third for the force out, then threw home to Sandy Leon, who tagged out Kyle Jensen to complete the double play.

Taylor Krick grounded out to short to end the inning.

Bronson wasn't so fortunate in the fifth. With one out and runners on the corners, Greensboro's Jose Duarte got caught in a rundown between first and second. He escaped when second baseman Jeff Kobernus dropped a throw, which also allowed Michael Pasak to score and give Greensboro (53-54, 20-16) a 1-0 lead.


Hagerstown's best opportunity came in the eighth against Greensboro reliever Ramon Benjamin.Destin Hood led off with a single, and King reached two batters later on an error to put runners on the corners with one out.But Sandy Leon popped out to second and Marcus Jones struck out to end the threat.

Greensboro starter Erick Carrillo (4-5) got the win, allowing two hits in 6 2/3 innings and striking out four.Alejanero Ramos pitched the ninth to earn his 24th save.

Bronson (1-1) took the loss, allowing six hits in 6 2/3 innings while striking out four.

The Suns return home to start a four-game series against the Lexington Legends tonight at 7:05 p.m.

· The Suns announced Friday that former minor league announcer Bryan Holland will take over as the team's Director of Media Relations and radio voice.

Holland did radio for the Frederick Keys in 2007 and the Aberdeen IronBirds in 2008.

Holland, who will make his Suns debut tonight, had been providing play-by-play this summer for the Outer Banks Daredevils, a wood-bat summer collegiate team in the Coastal Plain League.

Holland replaces Ryan Mock, who left the Suns last week after four years with the club.

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