KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The Kannapolis Intimidators scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning and went on to beat the Hagerstown Suns 6-2 on Sunday evening, ending the Suns’ season-best seven-game winning streak.
The Suns (38-24) dropped a game to Greensboro in the South Atlantic League Northern Division standings after the Grasshoppers ended their five-game losing streak with a 13-4 win over Lexington.
Hagerstown trails Greensboro by 2 1/2 games with seven to play in the first half.
Kannapolis (29-34) got all the offense it needed in the fourth inning off Suns starter Matt Purke (0-2), though Purke nearly escaped the inning unscathed.
Bill Rice led off with an infield single and Purke hit Ross Wilson to move Rice into scoring position. But Rangel Ravelo lined out to second baseman Cutter Dykstra, who threw to shortstop Jason Martinson to catch Rice off the bag for the double play.