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May 15, 2012
Matt Skole went 4-for-4 with five RBIs to lead the Hagerstown Suns to a 12-4 rout of Hickory on Tuesday to assume sole possession of second place in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division. Skole hit two home runs to pace the Suns (20-15) to their third-straight victory to move one game ahead of the Crawdads. The Suns remain six games behind division-leading Greensboro. Stephen Souza lent a hand in the Suns' 13-hit onslaught with three hits, with a pair of doubles and a homer, and three RBIs as Hagerstown scored at least one run in six of the nine innings.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns got a chance to play Hickory on their own terms for once on Thursday. All the action was confined in Hagerstown's yard. The Suns kept heavy-hitting Hickory from hitting a home run and played the game in scramble mode, using a four-run seventh inning to pull out a 5-3 win to avoid a sweep of a three-game series at Municipal Stadium. “That's the way we have to play to win,” said Suns manager Tripp Keister. “We did a good job to grind out at-bats in that inning.
SPORTS
June 13, 2013
The Hickory Crawdads win games by hitting balls far. The Hagerstown Suns remain in championship races by taking shorter routes. Hickory pitcher Jose Leclerc made an errant throw on Will Piwnica-Worms' sacrifice bunt on the bottom of the ninth, allowing Brandon Miller to score from first and give the Suns a 6-5 victory and a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday at Municipal Stadium. The victory and the sweep moved the Suns to within a half-game of Hickory for the South Atlantic League's Northern Division lead with four games remaining in the first half.
NEWS
April 12, 1999
HICKORY, N.C. - The pitching tandem of Marcus Sandoval and Pat Lynch combined to shut down the Hickory Crawdads Monday and lead the Hagerstown Suns to a 7-1 victory for their third straight win. [cont. from sports page ] Sandoval and Lynch, a pair of starters who will be sharing the fifth spot in the Suns' rotation, limited Hickory to five hits. Sandoval (1-0) allowed Rico Williams a one-out homer in the first. Lynch wiggled out of trouble in the fifth to pitch four innings for a save.
NEWS
May 31, 2006
HICKORY, N.C. - Hickory rallied to tie the game in the ninth inning and win it in the 11th Tuesday for a 7-6 victory and a four-game sweep of the slumping Hagerstown Suns. The Suns took a 6-5 lead in the eighth when Matt Anderson singled home Jonel Pacheco. The Crawdads tied the game in the ninth when Steve Lerud drew a leadoff walk from German Marte before scoring on consecutive two-out singles by Brent Lillibridge and James Boone. The Suns loaded the bases in the 11th, but Hector Pellot grounded back to pitcher Matt Swanson for an inning-ending double play.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | June 14, 2002
bobp@herald-mail.com The Hickory Crawdads made the Hagerstown Suns feel like the last choice in a playground game of keep away. The Crawdads played their own game on Thursday and didn't allow the Suns to join in or control the ball. It let Hickory keep pace in the chase for the first-half title in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division by setting the table and clearing it off for an 11-3 victory that dropped the Suns below the .500 mark again. "They played their game tonight," Hagerstown manager Mike Ramsey said.
NEWS
July 23, 2007
HICKORY, N.C. - The Hickory Crawdads climbed into first place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division with a 6-4 win over the Hagerstown Suns on Sunday. Jonel Pacheco homered and Albert Laboy had three hits for Hickory, which has won six straight games. Lindon Bond hit his first home run of the season for the Suns (9-21), who have lost eight of their last 10. Jeff Mandel (1-3) took the loss for Hagerstown, allowing four runs on six hits in four innings while striking out three.
NEWS
May 23, 2009
Hickory needed just one hit to score five runs in the sixth inning to pace the Crawdads to a 9-5 win over the Hagerstown Suns before a crowd of 3,804 at Municipal Stadium on Saturday. Austin Garrett replaced Suns starter Terrence Engles to begin the top of the sixth with Hagerstown down 3-2. He walked the first two Hickory batters, then made a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt which scored the first run of the inning. After a walk and a hit batsman plated another Crawdads run, Garrett was removed for Patrick McCoy.
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.
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SPORTS
July 15, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns regained the lead in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division standings Sunday afternoon. That lead lasted less than 24 hours. The Suns didn't muster much offense in a Monday morning matinee at Municipal Stadium, getting just six hits in a 3-1 loss to the Rome Braves. The loss by Hagerstown (53-39, 15-10 second half), combined with Hickory's 3-0 win over Lakewood, dropped the Suns one half-game behind Hickory in the division. The Suns begin a three-game series against the Crawdads in Hickory on Wednesday.
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SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns got a chance to play Hickory on their own terms for once on Thursday. All the action was confined in Hagerstown's yard. The Suns kept heavy-hitting Hickory from hitting a home run and played the game in scramble mode, using a four-run seventh inning to pull out a 5-3 win to avoid a sweep of a three-game series at Municipal Stadium. “That's the way we have to play to win,” said Suns manager Tripp Keister. “We did a good job to grind out at-bats in that inning.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | July 10, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns have relied on defense to win many games this season. But that only works when the ball stays in the park. The Hickory Crawdads seem to have a habit of keeping it out of the Suns' reach. The Crawdads hit four home runs - resulting in their first eight runs - and rode the advantage to an 11-7 victory over Hagerstown on Wednesday at Municipal Stadium. Hickory hit all the homers off Suns starter Ian Dickson (0-1) to take an 8-1 lead en route to its second win in the crucial three-game series.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2013
There is a reason why no lead is safe against the Hickory Crawdads. They hit home runs … a lot of them. The Hagerstown Suns had a two-run lead on Tuesday. They weren't safe. Ryan Rua hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to revive Hickory and give it a 4-3 victory over the Suns at Municipal Stadium in the first game of a crucial three-game battle for the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half lead. “That's typical of our games with Hickory. They come down to the last at-bat,” said Suns manager Tripp Keister.
SPORTS
June 13, 2013
The Hickory Crawdads win games by hitting balls far. The Hagerstown Suns remain in championship races by taking shorter routes. Hickory pitcher Jose Leclerc made an errant throw on Will Piwnica-Worms' sacrifice bunt on the bottom of the ninth, allowing Brandon Miller to score from first and give the Suns a 6-5 victory and a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday at Municipal Stadium. The victory and the sweep moved the Suns to within a half-game of Hickory for the South Atlantic League's Northern Division lead with four games remaining in the first half.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | June 11, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns have been used to uphill battles most of the season. On Tuesday, the hill got a little steeper. Joey Gallo went 4-for-4, including three home runs, and drove in four runs to lift Hickory to a 6-2 victory over Hagerstown in the first game of the Crawdads' doubleheader sweep at Municipal Stadium. Gallo's salvo won the opening game of a crucial four-game series with Hagerstown which could very well determine the first-half champion in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division.
OBITUARIES
May 5, 2013
Jack W. Alexander, 88, of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Nov. 9, 1924, he was the son of Joseph B. Sr. and Charlotte Weir Alexander.  He graduated from Uniontown High School in 1942. Having a passion for flying and service to country, Jack enlisted in the Army Air Corps in May 1943. With his enlistment, his parents had all four of their sons serving in the U.S. military at the same time. He was a member of Cadet Class 1944-I at Eagle Pass, Texas, and was assigned the rank of flight officer.
NEWS
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | May 2, 2013
Grandparents of students who attend Hickory Elementary School are invited to Grandparents Day. Grandparents are invited to visit the school Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.   Spring band concert Fifth-graders at Hickory Elementary School will participate in a spring concert Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the Williamsport High School auditorium.   Deaf awareness event planned at mall May 10  Approximately 30 community organizations and businesses will be on hand to provide services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4  p.m. near JC Penney at Valley Mall.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | April 30, 2013
If baseball uniforms had collars, the Hagerstown Suns would be wearing blue ones. It has nothing to do with the team's newly adopted team colors. It's more about the style they play. Like the city they play in, the Suns have to work hard to get ahead. Hagerstown isn't flashy, but it is always looking for a fight ... we're talking about the baseball team, not the city. The Suns exit April with a 13-11 record and sit just one game out of first place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division, trailing Hickory after Monday morning's rainout.
SPORTS
April 27, 2013
Four Hickory errors helped the Hagerstown Suns build an early four-run lead en route to an 8-2 victory over the Crawdads on Saturday at Municipal Stadium. The miscues extended the first, fourth and fifth innings and allowed the Suns (12-11) to take a 4-1 lead. The errors were too much for the Crawdads (14-9) despite two more home runs to pad their South Atlantic League-leading total. Kylin Turnbull (1-0) returned to the Suns and immediately notched a victory with six innings of three-hit pitching, allowing one run without a walk while striking out seven.
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