Suns pound Shorebirds

June 03, 2012

HAGERSTOWN — Steven Souza had three of Hagerstown’s 11 hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in four runs as the Suns defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds 13-5 on Sunday at Municipal Stadium.

Cutter Dykstra and Jason Martinson also homered for the Suns (33-23) and finished with two hits each. Dykstra had four RBIs.

Martinson’s seventh long ball of the season — a solo shot in the first — gave the Suns a 1-0 lead and upped his league leading RBI total to 56.

Souza’s eighth homer of the year — a solo shot in the third — put Hagerstown up 4-2.

The Suns broke the game open with a six-run fourth, highlighted by Dykstra’s three-run homer and Souza’s two-run double.

The Suns scored their final three runs in the fifth to take a 13-2 lead.

Matthew Skole finished with two RBIs and  Billy Burns had an RBI double for the Suns.

Hagerstown starter Taylor Hill (5-4) went six innings for the win, allowing four runs.

Sunday’s game served as a benefit for the Mitchell Akers Leopard Spirit Memorial Scholarship Fund. More than $8,200 was raised.

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