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August 8, 2013
Mark Threlkeld made up for his mistakes in a big way on Thursday. Lexington's first baseman redeemed himself from a first-inning error with two hits and three RBIs to lift starting pitcher Christian Binford and the Legends to a 5-1 win over the Hagerstown Suns. Hagerstown and Lexington are each battling for South Atlantic League second-half titles. The Legends (62-53, 29-18) maintained a 1 1/2-game lead over Augusta in the Southern Division. The Suns (66-48, 28-19), the first-half champions, have lost two straight to fall 2 1/2 games behind West Virginia in the Northern Division.
By BOB PARASILITI | | August 7, 2013
When the Hagerstown Suns can do all the little things, they are something special. When they can't, they are rather ordinary. It was an ordinary Wednesday at Municipal Stadium. Lakewood starter Jeb Stefan set the tone with six innings of one-hit pitching as the BlueClaws did all the things the Suns are normally known for doing to pull out a 6-1 victory to end a seven-game losing streak before 915 fans in rainy conditions. “That's baseball,” said Suns manager Tripp Keister.
By BOB PARASILITI | | August 5, 2013
The moment might have been lost on Gilberto Mendez. There was the Hagerstown closer, standing on the mound with bases loaded and two outs with a four-run lead. Domonic Brown, the rehabbing Philadelphia Phillies outfielder, headed to the plate with a chance to tie the game with one swing. Well, so much for drama. Mendez got Brown to ground to second to end the game, allowing the Hagerstown Suns to finish off a come-from-behind 8-4 victory over Lakewood on Monday at Municipal Stadium.
August 4, 2013
The Kannapolis Intimidators took a first-inning lead and never relinquished it Sunday, holding off the Hagerstown Suns 4-3 to avoid a four-game sweep at Municipal Stadium. The Suns (26-17, 64-46), who had their four-game win streak snapped, fell 2 1/2 games behind first-place West Virginia in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half standings. Starter Michael Recchia (5-0) pitched seven strong innings for Kannapolis (16-27, 43-68), allowing one run, six hits and a walk while striking out eight.
By BOB PARASILITI | | August 4, 2013
What goes around, comes around. That's sounds like a simple concept. It's the belief that no matter how far one goes, they will eventually end up back where they started. So basically, it means that everything can be rounded up in a circle. That's perfect. It's only a matter of time before things get back to the point where they started. Today is Aug. 4. We were at this point one year ago today and will be back here a year from now. That's because the earth will spin while traveling along its orbit.
July 31, 2013
This time, it was the Hagerstown Suns' turn to come from behind. Hagerstown salvaged one win in a three-game series with Lakewood as Brandon Miller hit a two-run double in the 10th inning in a 4-2 victory in a Wednesday morning matinee. The Suns squandered a three-run lead only to lose 5-4 in the ninth to the BlueClaws on Monday. Lakewood then took control of Tuesday's game for a 4-2 win. On Wednesday, the Suns (61-45, 23-16) fell behind 2-1 and tied the game with a run in the seventh inning before winning it in the 10th.
By C.J. LOVELACE and DAVE McMILLION | and | July 30, 2013
A “very positive” meeting was held Tuesday night between city officials in Fredericksburg, Va., and the Hagerstown Suns, although it was not conducted as originally planned, according to a city councilman involved in the talks.  During the meeting, representatives of the minor league baseball team and city officials presented their options for a possible stadium deal, Fredericksburg City Councilman Fred Howe said. “It was a very positive presentation, over all, on both sides,” Howe said.
By KAUSTUV BASU | | July 27, 2013
Some members of Washington County's legislative delegation say Hagerstown city government has to make a definite pitch to the state about its plans for downtown redevelopment soon or risk not getting any money during fiscal 2015. Del. Andrew Serafini, R-Washington, who is chairman of the county delegation, said the capital budget for fiscal 2015 - which will be discussed and voted on by the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis during the 2014 session - is already being formulated as jurisdictions submit their requests for various projects.
By BOB PARASILITI | | July 26, 2013
All the Hagerstown Suns did was open the door a crack. It was all the Delmarva Shorebirds needed to force their way through. The Shorebirds took advantage of all the openings that the Suns didn't, using two errors and a leadoff walk as starting points to score four runs and notch a 5-1 victory in Friday's South Atlantic League game at Municipal Stadium. Delmarva used two errors by third baseman Mike McQuillan to score three unearned runs off Suns starter Pedro Encarnacion, and a leadoff walk by reliever Ronald Pena set the table for a 4-0 lead that Hagerstown could never erase.
July 24, 2013
Why save Suns when other businesses have been let go? To the editor: What I find interesting is all of the initiatives and financial resources that are being consumed for the proposed construction of a multi-purpose stadium designed to retain the Hagerstown Suns. Over the years, I have watched the mayor and council of the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Commissioners sit by idly as one company after another has relocated from the Hagerstown area. It is too bad that these governments, with all of their economic development resources, did not put as much energy into trying to retain Fairchild, Unilever (formerly Good Humor-Breyers)
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