GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Hagerstown Suns racked up 12 hits, including seven for extra bases, and drew 10 walks as they beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 9-7 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.
Brian Goodwin had a team-high three hits, including two doubles, for the Suns, while Justin Miller had a three-run homer and a double, Cutter Dykstra had an RBI double and an RBI single and drew three walks and Brett Newsome had two doubles and two RBIs in the victory.
The Suns went up 1-0 in the first inning and extended their lead to 4-0 in the fifth, 8-1 in the sixth and 9-1 in the seventh. They held on as Greensboro rallied for three in the eighth and three more in the ninth.
Christian Meza (5-1), the second of five Hagerstown pitchers on the night, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for the victory. Aaron Barrett recorded one out for his 15th save of the season, getting Josh Adams to fly out with the tying runs on base.
The Suns (13-6) remain one game behind first-place Hickory (14-5) in the South Atlantic League’s Northern Division second-half standings.