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Road woes continue for Suns

April 17, 2012

SALISBURY, Md. — The Hagerstown Suns fell to 1-6 on their road trip with a 6-2 loss at the Delmarva Shorebirds in a South Atlantic League game Tuesday night.

Delmarva starter Dylan Bundy — who the Baltimore Orioles selected fourth overall in the 2011 draft — stretched his streak of hitless innings pitched to nine with his third straight three-inning outing to start the season.

Bundy finally allowed a runner when he walked Billy Burns with two outs in the third, ending his perfect run at 8 2/3 innings. Bundy has struck out 15 in nine innings.

Suns starter Alex Meyer allowed one hit through the first three innings before the Shorebirds (8-5) broke through in the fourth. Jason Esposito hit a one-out single and Meyer hit Gabriel Lino with a pitch and walked Brenden Webb to load the bases. Connor Narron drove Esposito in with a sacrifice fly to left before Meyer struck out Nick Delmonico to end the threat.

Delmarva added two runs in the fifth for a 3-0 lead. Tom Winegardner led off with a double and Sammie Starr was hit by a pitch. Glynn Davis moved the runners up a base with a sacrifice bunt before John Ruettiger’s two-run single to right.

Aaron Barrett relieved Meyer in the sixth, and the Shorebirds added another run to their lead. Barrett walked Webb leading off, then uncorked a wild pitch to move Webb to second. Webb took third on Connor Narron’s single and scored on Delmonico’s groundout to second.

Delmarva completed its scoring against reliever Gregory Holt in the eighth on Delmonico’s two-run home run.

Hagerstown (6-7) avoided the shutout with two runs in the ninth against Jose Nivar, with the help of two errors. Matthew Skole and Cole Leonida hit RBI singles, but the Suns left the bases loaded.

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