May 20, 2005
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Carlos Gomez led off the 10th inning with a home run Thursday to lift the Hagerstown Suns to a 2-1 victory over Lakewood. Suns closer Carlos Muniz was forced to work hard for his 10th save, striking out Ryan Frith with runners on second and third to preserve the win. Tim Worthington got the victory after replacing starter Gabriel Hernandez in the seventh. Hernandez was at his best with six shutout innings, allowing three hits while walking one and striking out nine in the no-decision.
June 21, 2003
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - The Hagerstown Suns were able to withstand the heart of Lakewood's batting order on Friday. It was the knees and ankles of the lineup that gave the Suns the most trouble. Matt Hopper, Kevin Nulton and Tim Gradoville - who entered the game hitting a combined .122 - provided Lakewood with its first three runs and turned the early lead over to starter Francisco Butto in a 5-2 victory over the Suns. The 3-0 lead was more than enough support for Butto (7-3)
April 13, 2012
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Hagerstown pitchers Kylin Turnbull and Taylor Hill combined to hold Lakewood to four hits, and the Suns beat the BlueClaws 5-1 on Friday in a South Atlantic League game. Hagerstown (6-3) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning off Lakewood starter Ethan Stewart. Brett Newsome led off with a double to left and scored one out later on Billy Burns' triple to left. Turnbull worked a scoreless first five innings before the BlueClaws got to him in the sixth, tying the score at 1. Gauntlett Eldemire led off with a double to center and scored on a two-out double to left by Maikel Franco off Hill, who had just entered the game.
June 29, 2012
Maikel Franco's grand slam capped Lakewood's five-run eighth-inning rally that broke a 1-1 tie as the BlueClaws snapped the Hagerstown Suns' four-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Friday night in the South Atlantic League. Suns reliever Josh Smoker (0-1) entered to start the eighth and walked leadoff hitter Tim Carver. He took second on a sacrifice bunt and third on a flyout. Brock Stassi walked before Christopher Duffy's RBI single to center scored Carver for a 2-1 BlueClaws lead.
August 22, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns have a habit of making something out of nothing. What was starting to look like a harmless seventh inning on Thursday turned into a two-out, five-run rally to lift the Suns to an 8-3 win over Lakewood. Two hits, two errors and a wild pitch helped Hagerstown (76-51, 38-22) break a 3-3 tie and give the Suns their 10th win in the last 12 games. The Suns moved to a 1 1/2-game lead in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half race. West Virginia dropped a 5-4 decision to Charleston on Thursday.
June 26, 2006
Lakewood did all its damage in sneak-attack style on Saturday. The BlueClaws did all their scoring before the Hagerstown Suns knew what hit them. Lakewood scored two runs in the first and settled in behind the two-hit pitching of Josh Outman and Brett Harker for a 2-0 victory over the Suns. Hagerstown (29-44, 1-2) posted threats in the sixth and seventh innings, but failed to cash them, falling for the second time in three games in the second half. Hagerstown starter Bobby Parnell allowed two hits - both in the first inning - over his seven innings of work to be saddled with the loss.
May 24, 2007
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Ryan Howard took his first day of rehab seriously. The reigning National League MVP of the Philadelphia Phillies, returned to where it all started on Wednesday, providing a three-run home run to help the BlueClaws to a 7-4 victory over the Suns. Howard, who is working to return to the Phillies by the weekend from a strained quadricep, went 2-for-3 with four RBI and a walk as the designated hitter. Howard played for Lakewood in 2002. Howard hit Chris Lugo's 0-2 pitch for the home run to key Lakewood's four-run seventh to win the game.
June 14, 2011
The Lakewood BlueClaws ordered a round of doubles on Monday to turn back the Hagerstown Suns. Lakewood used three doubles to produce its first two runs and held on for a 3-1 victory that dented Hagerstown’s drive to win the first-half title in the South Atlantic League Northern Division. The loss, coupled with Greensboro’s 5-0 win over West Virginia, cuts Hagerstown’s lead to one game. Lakewood took a 1-0 lead over Suns starter Taylor Jordan (6-3) in the third inning on doubles by Alan Schoenberger and Zach Collier.
May 25, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns proved that clutch hitting is sometimes overrated. The Suns used an RBI single, two run-scoring groundouts and a bases-loaded walk to get all the offense they needed on Friday to post a 4-2 victory over Lakewood for their third-straight win. Adrian Nieto had one single, but drove in two runs - one with a groundout in the fourth and the other with a walk in the eighth - to pace Hagerstown (27-19). Hagerstown starter Kylin Turnbull (2-3) allowed a run on five hits with six strikeouts to get the victory.
July 24, 2004
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Plain and simple, Lakewood defeated the Hagerstown Suns with relative Ruiz. Randy Ruiz made it look easy against Hagerstown again Friday by hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning to carry the BlueClaws to a 4-3 victory and a three-game sweep of the Suns. Ruiz homered in all three games of the series, including a walkoff shot in Wednesday's 3-2 win. The loss was Hagerstown's fourth straight. Ruiz's homer, his ninth of the season, spelled the beginning of the end for Hagerstown starter Ben Thurmond.