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Rain gives Suns needed reprieve

June 29, 2013

HAGERSTOWN — Lately, when it rained it poured on the Hagerstown Suns.

On Saturday, they were grateful for it.

Heavy rains suspended the Suns’ game with Lexington with the Legends holding a 5-0 lead with two outs in the top of the fourth inning.

It may have been a good sign for Hagerstown (43-33, 5-4), which has been struggling through a drought and inconsistency with three losses in the last four games.

It’s something the Suns haven’t experienced much of after winning the South Atlantic League Northern Division first-half title.

The game will be completed today at 1:05 p.m. before the regularly scheduled series finale.

Lexington (38-39, 5-4) jumped on Hagerstown starter Dixon Anderson for a run in the first and four in the second to take the early lead.

Anderson started on a shaky note by hitting Lexington leadoff hitter Terrance Gore with a pitch to start the game. Gore took second with his 36th stolen base and advanced to third on catcher Pedro Severino’s throwing error.

Gore scored to give the Legends a 1-0 lead on Mark Threlkeld’s single.

Lexington opened the game up in the second with the help of some wildness by Anderson.

Fred Ford walked and took second on a groundout before Jin-Ho Shin was hit with a pitch. A wild pitch advanced the runners.

Kenny Diekroeger and Alex Hudak hit consecutive RBI singles before Lexington loaded the bases. Diekroeger scored on a Raul Mondesi force at second and Hudak stole home to cap the rally.

The Suns managed just two hits against Lexington starter Leonel Santiago. Tony Renda doubled in the first and Will Pinica-Worms singled in the second.

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