Goodwin goes deep as Suns take series

April 08, 2012

HAGERSTOWN — Brian Goodwin went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer for Hagerstown in the Suns’ 8-6 victory over the West Virginia Power on Sunday at Municipal Stadium.

The Suns (3-1) won three of the four games in the season-opening series with the Power (1-3).

Goodwin’s second home run of the season, a blast to right in the bottom of the third inning, tied the game at 3-3.

After West Virginia went up 4-3 in the top of the fifth, Hagerstown rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead for good, getting a one-out, bases-loaded RBI single by Justin Miller, followed by a two-run double by Hendry Jimenez.

The Suns went up 7-4 in the sixth on an RBI double by Matthew Skole. They scored their final run in the eighth as Skole hit a sacrifice fly to center with the bases loaded, scoring Bryce Ortega from third.

The Power scored twice in the ninth off Suns reliever Taylor Hill on back-to-back RBI doubles by Kirk Singer and Junior Sosa to make it an 8-6 game with only one out.

Christian Meza relieved Hill and got the final two outs for his first save of the year.

Hill, who took over for starter Kylin Turnbull in the fifth inning, went 4 1/3 innings for his first win.

J.P. Ramirez finished with two of Hagerstown’s 10 hits.

Singer had two doubles and four RBIs and Chris Lashmet had three of the Power’s 10 hits.

The Suns begin a three-game series with Lexington tonight at Municipal Stadium.

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