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Suns get it half right

August 08, 2010

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- J.P. Ramirez had three of the Hagerstown Suns' 14 hits and scored a third of their runs in a 9-4 victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators in the nightcap of a doubleheader split Sunday.

The Suns dropped the first game, 5-4.

In the second game, the Suns scored three runs in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead. Three more in the fourth made it 6-2. After Kannapolis cut its deficit to 6-4 in the fifth, Hagerstown had another three-run rally in the seventh.

Brett Newsome went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple and an RBI double for the Suns, while Rick Hague had two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored, Sandy Leon had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs, Adrian Sanchez had two hits and an RBI and Ramirez also had an RBI.

Suns reliever Rob Wort (5-0) retired all nine batters he faced, including four by strikeout, to get the win.

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In the first game, the Intimidators collected all three of their hits and all five of their runs in the second inning against Hagerstown starter Paul Demny (6-5). They benefited from two Suns errors, a wild pitch and a balk in the inning.

The Suns cut their deficit to 5-2 in the fourth on a two-run homer by Ramirez -- his 14th shot of the season.

They made it a 5-4 game in the sixth as Sanchez singled, Ramirez doubled and both scored on a single by Destin Hood.

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