Sloppy play helps Suns disconnect Power

April 19, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Hagerstown Suns won a game of give and take on Friday.

The Suns only allowed West Virginia two hits, while using four errors to score eight unearned runs in a 13-2 win over the Power.

Hagerstown (9-6) was led by leadoff hitter Tony Renda, who finished with three hits and two RBIs.

The Suns broke open the game with two runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to assume a 9-2 lead and never looked back.

Suns starter Pedro Encarnacion (1-0) pitched five innings, allowing two runs on two hits, while walking four and strikeing out four to earn the win. Balke Schwartz pitched the final four innings to earn the save, holding West Virginia hitless while striking out seven.

The Suns scored three runs in the second inning against Power starter Joely Rodriguez as West Virginia committed two errors.

Pedro Severino had a ground-rule double and Stephen Perez reached on an infield single to hightlight the rally.

After the Power got a run back in the bottom of the third, the Suns made it 6-1 with two in the fourth.

Brandon Miller doubled and scored on Hunter Bailey’s single. Bailey later scored on a wild pitch.

West Virginia countered with its second run in the bottom of the inning.

The Suns blew the game open in the fifth, starting with back-to-back leadoff triples by Renda and Mike McQuillan.

McQuillan scored on a throwing error to extend the lead to 7-2.

Severino was hit by a pitch to bring in the third run of the inning and the rally was capped with a wild pitch.

The Suns added a single run in the seventh and three in the eighth to cap the victory.

Bailey had two hits and scored three times. Renda had two doubles to go with his triple.

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