April 13, 2013
The Delmarva Shorebirds did something on Saturday they couldn't manage on Friday. They scored ... and did it early and often. Nik Balog highlighted a four-run first inning as the Shorebirds took an early lead and then held on tightly for a 7-6 victory over the Hagerstown Suns. It was a twist from Friday, when the Suns shut down the Shorebirds to the tune of 4-0. But this time, Delmarva scored all seven of its runs in the first three innings and settled in behind Branden Kline (1-0)
April 11, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns took the field for their minor league baseball home opener Thursday, an unseasonably warm spring night, sporting new red, white and blue uniforms mirroring their parent team, the Washington Nationals. Mayor David S. Gysberts ceremoniously tossed out the first pitch before the Suns took on the Delmarva Shorebirds. “It was exhilarating,” said Gysberts, who is in his first term as mayor. “To think I used to sit in this dugout as a bat boy ... I never thought I would be here, as the mayor, throwing out the first pitch.” Chris Preisler, 65, of Chambersburg, Pa., said she has been attending Suns' games for the past 20 years. Preisler said on Thursday, however, she expected a larger opening day turnout, before calling out to another longtime fan, 49-year-old Glenn Reynolds, jokingly chastising him for nearly being late.
April 4, 2013
The Delmarva Shorebirds edged the Hagerstown Suns 4-3 on Thursday night in the teams' South Atlantic League season opener. The Shorebirds broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning against Suns reliever Brian Rauh. With two outs and the bases empty, Joel Hutter hit his second triple of the game and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. Delmarva went up 2-0 in the second against Suns starter Dixon Anderson. Hutter hit an RBI triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Roderick Bernadina.
April 3, 2013
For one day, Dixon Anderson has a chance to feel like Stephen Strasburg. “That would be awesome,” the right-handed pitcher said. Like Strasburg, Anderson will be the opening-day starter for a Washington Nationals team, albeit the Hagerstown Suns, the Single-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League. So, it's not at Nationals Park against the Miami Marlins. It's in Purdue Stadium Thursday at 7:05 p.m. against the Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury, Md. And no one will be expecting a cool seven shutout innings on 80 pitches.
August 25, 2012
Brian Rauh allowed just three hits in six innings as the Hagerstown Suns defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds 3-1 in the first game of a South Atlantic League doubleheader at Municipal Stadium on Saturday. Billy Burns' RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Suns a sweep with a 6-5 victory in the nightcap, after Hagerstown blew a 5-1 lead in the top of the sixth. Hagerstown (79-51, 37-24), which leads the Northern Division's second-half race by 3 1/2 games over Hickory and West Virginia, has won five straight and 12 of 14. The Suns have won 13 straight against Delmarva.
August 23, 2012
Caleb Ramsey went 3-for-3 and four other Hagerstown hitters had two hits each as the Suns finished with 13 hits in an 8-5 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Thursday night at Municipal Stadium. Hagerstown (77-51, 35-24 second half) leads the South Atlantic League's Northern Division by 2 1/2 games over Hickory and West Virginia. The red-hot Suns have won three straight and 10 of 12. Hagerstown has won its last 11 games against Delmarva (50-79, 22-38) since an 8-6 loss on June 2. The Suns opened Thursday's scoring with a run off Shorebirds starter Juan Guzman in the second inning.
August 19, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns jumped on top of the Delmarva Shorebirds with a four-run first inning and finished with 14 hits to the Shorebirds' three in Sunday's 8-2 victory in the South Atlantic League. Hagerstown (74-50, 32-23) completed a four-game sweep and remained 1 1/2 games in front of Hickory and West Virginia in the Northern Division's second-half race. The Suns greeted Shorebirds starter Williams Louico (0-6) by scoring four runs on five hits in the first, including RBI doubles by Khayyan Norfork, Cutter Dykstra, Adrian Nieto and Brett Newsome.
June 26, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns took the lead in the third inning and pulled away from the Delmarva Shorebirds in the final two innings for a 9-3 victory in Tuesday night's South Atlantic League game. Leading 4-3 after seven innings, the Suns (46-29, 4-2) put the game away with a two-run eighth and a three-run ninth. Facing Shorebirds reliever Zach Petersime in the eighth, Bryce Ortega led off with a double to left and Cole Leonida beat out what was supposed to be a sacrifice bunt. Billy Burns' RBI single scored Ortega, and Cutter Dykstra's two-out RBI single scored Leonida.
June 25, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns took the lead for good in the sixth inning, then pulled away from the Delmarva Shorebirds 7-3 in a South Atlantic League game Monday night. The Suns (45-29, 3-2) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning against Shorebirds starter Parker Bridwell. Brian Goodwin led off the game with a double and scored on Cutter Dykstra's ground-rule double. Delmarva (28-45, 0-4) struck back for a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first against Hagerstown starter Christopher McKenzie.
June 3, 2012
Steven Souza had three of Hagerstown's 11 hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in four runs as the Suns defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds 13-5 on Sunday at Municipal Stadium. Cutter Dykstra and Jason Martinson also homered for the Suns (33-23) and finished with two hits each. Dykstra had four RBIs. Martinson's seventh long ball of the season - a solo shot in the first - gave the Suns a 1-0 lead and upped his league leading RBI total to 56. Souza's eighth homer of the year - a solo shot in the third - put Hagerstown up 4-2. The Suns broke the game open with a six-run fourth, highlighted by Dykstra's three-run homer and Souza's two-run double.