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July 4, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Pinch-hitter Jesse Zepeda turned an 0-2 count into a run-scoring bases-loaded walk to break a 1-1 tie with two outs in the ninth Sunday to lead the Hagerstown Suns to a 3-1 win over the Capital City Bombers. [cont. from sports page ] Zepeda coaxed four straight balls from reliever Derek Gaskill to help the Suns (5-6, 53-29) to its second straight win. Tyler Thompson scored on a wild pitch for the insurance run. Brian Bowles (2-2) struggled through the ninth inning, but struck out Robert Stratton with runners on first and second to seal the victory.
NEWS
August 18, 2004
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It took just one pitch for the Capital City Bombers to start the Hagerstown Suns on their way to a 10th straight defeat. Lastings Milledge homered on the first offering from Suns starter Travis Nesmith, and the Bombers scored seven runs in the fourth to blow out Hagerstown 11-4 on Tuesday. Milledge led Capital City's 13-hit attack with three hits and three RBI and Andy Wilson added three hits, including an RBI double in the first that gave the Bombers a 2-0 lead.
NEWS
March 25, 1997
The Hagerstown Suns baseball team, with the help of the Suns Fan Club, is launching a fund-raising drive for the Anthony Sanders Jr. Trust Fund. The Toronto Blue Jays began the trust fund after Denise Sanders, the wife of former Suns' outfielder Anthony Sanders, and the mother of Anthony Sanders Jr., died in a skiing accident. The Suns and the fan club will sell tickets to the Suns' May 16 game against the Charleston Alley Cats. The tickets will be sold at Municipal Stadium prior to that date.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | June 15, 2000
Suns ready to start over : Final move prepping team for second half Hagerstown Suns manager Rolando Pino has taken his life into his hands and decided to go against the schedule gods. cont. from sports page According to the South Atlantic League schedule, the Suns have four games left in the first half, starting with a doubleheader against the Capital City Bombers at 5:05 p.m. today at Municipal Stadium. Then there's a three-day All-Star break ... but it's a little known fact that calendars lie. The all-important second half of the season begins today for the Suns.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 26, 1998
Isabel Giron wasn't real surprised at the way he handled the Capital City Bombers with relative ease. "I got up this morning and had a good feeling about today's game," the Hagerstown Suns' pitcher said. So, in Giron's mind, Saturday's five-hit, 6-0 victory at Municipal Stadium wasn't all that shocking. Especially when its compared to the prizes he won with the outing - a promotion and a one-way ticket to Knoxville, Tenn. The Suns announced that Giron was promoted to the Double-A Knoxville Smokies of the Southern League after the game.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 13, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - The Hagerstown Suns will stay in town for now, after another South Atlantic League team acquired the rights to the Greenville, S.C., territory the Suns had sought. Mandalay Baseball Properties, the owner of the Suns, proposed moving the team to Greenville County to begin play in 2006. The company, however, planned to keep minor league baseball in Hagerstown and had been in negotiations to find a replacement for the Suns. In November, Mandalay announced plans to build a privately funded $27.3 million stadium for the Suns in the Greenville market, which was left vacant when the Atlanta Braves moved its Double A franchise to Pearl, Miss.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | November 11, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com Hagerstown has been swept up in the winds of change which are blowing across the South Atlantic region of minor league baseball. Baseball fans won't need Lou Scally's barometer readings to tell that the climate has changed in the South Atlantic League for the 2005 season and the Hagerstown Suns are in the middle. The Suns, who will play their first season as an affiliate of the New York Mets, announced their 2005 schedule for the new SAL on Wednesday.
NEWS
by ANDY MASON | September 23, 2004
andrewm@herald-mail.com So let me get this straight. The Hagerstown Suns - the San Francisco Giants' low Single-A farm team we all came to know and love the last four baseball seasons - are now the Augusta GreenJackets. And the Capital City Bombers - the New York Mets' recently successful low Single-A team - are now the Hagerstown Suns. I understand this transaction is supposed to stir up more excitement about Hagerstown baseball. As long as they keep serving dollar drafts on Thirsty Thursday at Municipal Stadium, most people should be all for it. During the last Suns game I attended, on a Thirsty Thursday on my night off work, it was like, "Hey, who keeps hitting foul balls into our party?"
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | June 18, 2000
The Hagerstown Suns had a chance to end the South Atlantic League's first half in grand fashion. But why ad-lib when you already know the script? cont. from sports page The Suns blew their opportunity to end the half with a 35-35 record as closer Hugo Castellanos was roughed up for four runs in the seventh to surrender a 6-3 victory to the Capital City Bombers as the rain-drenched four-game series between also-rans finally ended mercifully. Hagerstown won the opener, a completion of Saturday's suspended game, using Chris Weekly's fifth-innng grand slam to overcome a 2-1 deficit for a 8-2 victory.
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | January 12, 2013
Thursday wasn't anything like a deja vu moment for Tripp Keister. It was the real thing. Keister knew he had entered Municipal Stadium before. It was because he had. That was in 1993 when he was playing for the Capital City Bombers against the Hagerstown Suns. Now, Keister will not only be revisiting the staid old stadium. This year, he will be taking up residence there. Keister has been promoted up the Washington Nationals system as the new manager of the Suns, coming in to guide the next wave of prospects after a very successful 2012 season.
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NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 13, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - The Hagerstown Suns will stay in town for now, after another South Atlantic League team acquired the rights to the Greenville, S.C., territory the Suns had sought. Mandalay Baseball Properties, the owner of the Suns, proposed moving the team to Greenville County to begin play in 2006. The company, however, planned to keep minor league baseball in Hagerstown and had been in negotiations to find a replacement for the Suns. In November, Mandalay announced plans to build a privately funded $27.3 million stadium for the Suns in the Greenville market, which was left vacant when the Atlanta Braves moved its Double A franchise to Pearl, Miss.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | November 11, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com Hagerstown has been swept up in the winds of change which are blowing across the South Atlantic region of minor league baseball. Baseball fans won't need Lou Scally's barometer readings to tell that the climate has changed in the South Atlantic League for the 2005 season and the Hagerstown Suns are in the middle. The Suns, who will play their first season as an affiliate of the New York Mets, announced their 2005 schedule for the new SAL on Wednesday.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | October 27, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com Kevin Morgan seems to have an unwritten philosophy when it comes to minor league baseball. It goes something like, "It's not where you go, it's who you know. " Morgan, the player development director of the New York Mets, came to town Tuesday for his first look at Hagerstown, Municipal Stadium and to meet with the Suns front office as the next step in the affiliate's move from Columbia, S.C., to here for the 2005 season. And from first impressions, Morgan can see Hagerstown offers everything the New York Mets want and more.
NEWS
by ANDY MASON | September 23, 2004
andrewm@herald-mail.com So let me get this straight. The Hagerstown Suns - the San Francisco Giants' low Single-A farm team we all came to know and love the last four baseball seasons - are now the Augusta GreenJackets. And the Capital City Bombers - the New York Mets' recently successful low Single-A team - are now the Hagerstown Suns. I understand this transaction is supposed to stir up more excitement about Hagerstown baseball. As long as they keep serving dollar drafts on Thirsty Thursday at Municipal Stadium, most people should be all for it. During the last Suns game I attended, on a Thirsty Thursday on my night off work, it was like, "Hey, who keeps hitting foul balls into our party?"
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 21, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com The Hagerstown Suns have a new parent team: The New York Mets. After four seasons with the San Francisco Giants, Hagerstown switched affiliations to the Mets last week, the Suns announced Monday. The Suns said they'd rather be tied to a major league team that's closer and has a better minor league system than the Giants. The Giants said Mandalay Sports Entertainment, which owns the Suns, did a poor job of keeping in touch. So, San Francisco and Hagerstown parted.
NEWS
August 18, 2004
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It took just one pitch for the Capital City Bombers to start the Hagerstown Suns on their way to a 10th straight defeat. Lastings Milledge homered on the first offering from Suns starter Travis Nesmith, and the Bombers scored seven runs in the fourth to blow out Hagerstown 11-4 on Tuesday. Milledge led Capital City's 13-hit attack with three hits and three RBI and Andy Wilson added three hits, including an RBI double in the first that gave the Bombers a 2-0 lead.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | June 21, 2000
Rolando Pino has a gut feeling. You'd think it was indigestion, especially after the way the Hagerstown Suns gave away another game in the final inning, this one a 6-3 loss to the Capital City Bombers on Sunday to end the first half of the South Atlantic League Northern Division season. cont. from sports page Yes, the Suns' manager choked that one down, like he was forced to do a number of times during Hagerstown's first 70 games. No, the feeling didn't make him reach for antacid.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | June 18, 2000
The Hagerstown Suns had a chance to end the South Atlantic League's first half in grand fashion. But why ad-lib when you already know the script? cont. from sports page The Suns blew their opportunity to end the half with a 35-35 record as closer Hugo Castellanos was roughed up for four runs in the seventh to surrender a 6-3 victory to the Capital City Bombers as the rain-drenched four-game series between also-rans finally ended mercifully. Hagerstown won the opener, a completion of Saturday's suspended game, using Chris Weekly's fifth-innng grand slam to overcome a 2-1 deficit for a 8-2 victory.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | June 15, 2000
Suns ready to start over : Final move prepping team for second half Hagerstown Suns manager Rolando Pino has taken his life into his hands and decided to go against the schedule gods. cont. from sports page According to the South Atlantic League schedule, the Suns have four games left in the first half, starting with a doubleheader against the Capital City Bombers at 5:05 p.m. today at Municipal Stadium. Then there's a three-day All-Star break ... but it's a little known fact that calendars lie. The all-important second half of the season begins today for the Suns.
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