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Turnbull, Suns shoot down Shorebirds

July 25, 2013

HAGERSTOWN — The Hagerstown Suns sacrificed everything for their pitcher Kylin Turnbull.

In fact, they did it twice.

The Suns constructed two rallies, using a pair of sacrifice bunts and Delmarva errors to support Turnbull’s seven shutout innings Thursday for a 3-0 victory over the Shorebirds.

The victory put the Suns (58-42, 20-13) into  a tie with West Virginia for the South Atlantic League’s Northern Division second-half lead.

Turnbull (5-2) turned in his finest outing, allowing four hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over the seven innings. Cody Davis pitched the eighth and Gilberto Mendez worked the ninth to collect his sixth save.

 The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the third off Delmarva starter Matt Taylor (4-9) as Stephen Perez reached on a one-out error by Shorebirds third baseman Joel Hutter.

Narciso Mesa moved Perez with a bunt to set up Tony Renda’s RBI single.

Hagerstown closed the scoring in the seventh inning in similar fashion.

 Estarlin Martinez drew a leadoff walk off Delmarva reliever David Richardson and circled the bases when Hutter threw away Pedro Severino’s bunt.

Severino scored on a single by Mesa.

Mesa led the Suns with two of Hagerstown’s five hits.

The Suns held Delmarva to six hits.

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