Power switches off Suns' offense

September 05, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Andy Vasquez drove in three runs, including two with a triple in a four-run sixth inning, on Saturday to hang a 7-0 shutout on the Hagerstown Suns.

A trio of Power pitchers combined for a six-hitter as starter Jason Erickson (8-6) allowed all the hits in his five innings of work. Gabriel Alvarado and Marc Baca combined on four hitless innings to seal the victory.

West Virginia broke a scoreless tie by scoring three times after two were out against Suns starter Paul Demny (6-10).

Ramon Cabrera and David Rubinstein each singled and advanced bases on a wild pitch by Demny. Vasquez singled to score Cabrera and Rubinstein came home on a balk for a 2-0 lead. Vasquez scored on a fielding error by second baseman Mills Rogers.

The Power capped the game in the sixth against Shane Erb.

Jarek Cunningham and Evan Chambers reached on leadoff walks before Jose Hernandez stroked an RBI single. Cabrera brought home Chambers on a grounder before Vasquez tripled to center for the seven-run lead.


The Suns (65-73) had a chance to get an early lead in the third, but Destin Hood's grounder turned into a double play when Justino Cuevas was caught in a rundown and was thrown out at home.

Cuevas led the Suns, though, with three of their six hits.

Suns' Hood, Bloxom earn

SAL postseason honors

Two members of the Hagerstown Suns were selected to the South Atlantic League's 2010 postseason All-Star team.

Destin Hood was named as the utility outfielder and Justin Bloxom was selected as the designated hitter to the team which was voted on by a panel of South Atlantic League managers, general managers, sports writers and broadcasters.

Hood has hit .287 with five home runs and 65 RBIs in 128 games for the Suns this season.

Bloxom, who has been out for the last six weeks with a leg injury, was one of the SAL's top hitters with a .309 average with 11 homers and 70 RBIs. He was voted the Suns' MVP by the team's fan club.

Lexington's J.D. Martinez was selected as the league's most valuable player, while Savannah's James Fuller was voted the most outstanding pitcher.

Lakewood's Jonathan Singleton was named the most outstanding major league prospect.

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