HAGERSTOWN — The Hagerstown Suns aren’t just winning.
They are physically knocking people out of the way to do it.
Steven Souza Jr.’s played enforcer for the Suns by bowling over Hickory catcher Kellin Deglin to score the first run in a three-run fourth inning to lead Hagerstown to a 4-0 rain-shortened victory over the Crawdads on Tuesday at Municipal Stadium. The game was called after 5 1/2 innings following a 35-minute rain delay.
The three-run outburst broke a scoreless tie and set the stage for Hagerstown starter Alex Meyer to a six-inning, two-hit complete game. Meyer (6-3) walked one and struck out five as the Suns recorded their second straight shutout of the Crawdads. Hagerstown beat Hickory 9-0 on Monday.
With the win, the Suns (40-24) moved within 1 1/2 games of the lead in the South Atlantic League Northern Division as Greensboro (42-23) split a doubleheader with Kannapolis. The Grasshoppers won the completion of Monday’s suspended game before losing the nightcap in walk-off fashion.