Suns withstand Power's late surge

September 04, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Hagerstown Suns scored twice in the seventh inning and then held on tightly on Friday for a 6-5 win over the West Virginia Power.

Hagerstown (65-72) opened the final series of the season by jumping out to a 6-1 lead after 6 1/2 innings before withstanding two-run rallies by the Power in the seventh and eighth innings for the win.

The Suns erased a 1-0 deficit with the help of four West Virginia errors.

Shane McCatty (1-1) got the win after allowing one run and striking out eight in five innings.

West Virginia took a 1-0 lead in the first as Jarek Cunningham singled and advanced on a passed ball and a wild pitch before scoring on Evan Chambers' sacrifice fly.

Hagerstown tied the game in the third against Charleston starter Quinton Miller (3-6) on an RBI single by Rick Hague. The Suns took a 3-1 lead in the fourth on a bases-loaded single by Hague and run-scoring grounder by Justino Cuevas.


The Suns went up 4-1 in the sixth when Cuevas greeted reliever Mike Williams with his third homer of the season.

Hagerstown capped its scoring with two in the seventh when Brett Newsome led off with a double and scored on Sandy Leon's triple. Adrian Nieto drove in Leon with a single.

West Virginia tightened the game with two in the seventh, highlighted by Kyle Morgan's lead off homer off Ben Graham. Morgan added a two-run single in the eighth.

Newsome, Leon and J.P. Ramirez had two hits each for the Suns.

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