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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2011
The Hagerstown Suns played like they ran into a wall on Thursday. Bryce Harper actually did. The Suns struggled through both games of a doubleheader as pitching and defense — two of their strongpoints this season — took the night off as Hickory scored an 8-5 and 7-6 sweep to take over first place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division and send Hagerstown to its third straight loss. “We play 140 games in the season. Things just didn’t go our way tonight,” said Suns manager Brian Daubach.
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NEWS
by TIM KOELBLE | July 2, 2004
koelble@herald-mail.com Thursday's Summer Beach Party promotion was no picnic on the playground yards for the Hagerstown Suns at Municipal Stadium. Most among the 2,799 fans in attendance had plenty of condiments in addition to the Thirsty Thursday fare, but Hickory's Leo Nunez was not about to let the Suns relish the thought of victory as the Crawdads opened the four-game series with a 5-1 win. Nunez, a lanky, 150-pound right-hander, threw some hot mustard at the Suns for a complete-game five-hitter as he spread out 115 pitches, becoming the first Hickory pitcher to not only reach the ninth inning, but throw a complete game.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | August 27, 2011
Call it natural balance. Every ying has its yang. Every hero seems to have its adversary … or adversaries. It's a relationship that keeps things honest and exciting while being extremely aggravating, especially when things don't go the right way. Superman had Lex Luthor, who had kryptonyte. Batman couldn't go anywhere without Riddler, Joker and Penguin … among others. A trio of foes - Greensboro, Kannapolis and Hickory - has all but Bam! Zonk! and Splat! the Hagerstown Suns out of South Atlantic League playoff contention.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns learned a tough lesson on Wednesday. Mark it down somewhere. It doesn't matter how you start. It's how you finished. Hagerstown saw a fantastic beginning turn into a sour finish as the Suns rallied in the ninth to force extra innings, only to allow two runs in the 10th in a devastating 5-3 loss to Hickory before 1,109 fans at Municipal Stadium. The Suns scored two runs without the benefit of a hit in the ninth to stay alive, only to give back the runs with a pair of miscues in the 10th.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | June 12, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns aren't just winning. They are physically knocking people out of the way to do it. Steven Souza Jr.'s played enforcer for the Suns by bowling over Hickory catcher Kellin Deglin to score the first run in a three-run fourth inning to lead Hagerstown to a 4-0 rain-shortened victory over the Crawdads on Tuesday at Municipal Stadium. The game was called after 5 1/2 innings following a 35-minute rain delay. The three-run outburst broke a scoreless tie and set the stage for Hagerstown starter Alex Meyer to a six-inning, two-hit complete game.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | April 10, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Matt LeCroy now has Exhibit B to display as he makes a case for the Hagerstown Suns. After Thursday's win, the Suns manager said, "If we pitch and play defense, we always have a chance. " On Friday, Hagerstown didn't prove him wrong. The Suns struggled in the fourth inning, allowing three runs with the help of two walks, and two errors compounded their problems in other innings as they fell 7-2 to Hickory before 748 fans at Municipal Stadium. Hagerstown starter Josh Smoker took the first hit when a third-inning error threw him off stride by setting up an unearned run. Then he lost the strike zone in the fourth, issuing two walks before Matt West launched a three-run homer over the wall in left-center for a 4-1 lead.
NEWS
September 3, 2002
HICKORY, N.C. - The Hagerstown Suns ended the 2002 season like they were following a local weather forecast. They hoped for a bright horizon but were forced to settle for overcast skies. Hagerstown finished the season on a three-game losing streak, dropping a 7-3 decision to Hickory on Monday in the regular-season finale. The Suns didn't show much better on Sunday, falling 7-1 to the South Atlantic League's first-half Northern Division champions. Hagerstown finished the year with a 63-77 record, including a 29-41 mark in a second half that was started with a 5-20 opening run. Hickory advances to SAL playoffs, starting today in Delmarva with a best-of-3 semifinal series.
NEWS
May 11, 2001
Suns lose in 11 By BOB PARASILITI bobp@herald-mail.com Hagerstown Suns Kyle Gross, 1-3, 3.04) at Lakewood BlueClaws Rob Tejeda (1-2, 3.58) Time: 6:30 Radio: WHAG 1410 When it came to playing baseball, give and take, the Hagerstown Suns went 0-for-3 on Thursday. The Suns gave Hickory too many extra chances, didn't use the ones that came back on the flip-flop and didn't score enough. continued Add the three phases and it equals a highly frustrating 8-6 loss to Hickory, capped by a base-clearing triple by late replacement Brandon Chaves to help the Crawdads earn a split in the series.
NEWS
BY BOB PARASILITI | May 9, 2002
bobp@herald-mail.com Anthony Pannone will never be classified as an early riser. "I am usually getting up about the time we were in the third inning," the Hagerstown Suns starting pitcher said. But when Pannone had to answer the alarm on a 10:35 a.m. start for the team's first Education Day matinee Wednesday, he made it worth his while and taught Hickory a lesson. Pannone fired seven innings of four-hit, shutout baseball to steam the Crawdads and help the Suns to a 3-1 victory before a middle-school crowd of 2,659 for a game featuring the educational side of baseball.
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