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August 5, 2012
There might be something to the old baseball theory keeping the leadoff hitter off the bases. If the first guy of an inning reaches base, odds are he will score. Lexington proved it on Sunday as seven of nine leadoff hitters reached base - five starting rallies - as the Legends lit up the Hagerstown Suns in a 16-6 round at Municipal Stadium. Zach Johnson, Brandon Meredith and Cristian Moronta drove in three runs each as Lexington ripped Hagerstown pitching. Johnson leads the South Atlantic League with 100 RBIs, including 33 against Hagerstown.
SPORTS
August 3, 2012
Matt Skole is the last person a Hagerstown Suns opponent wants to see at the plate. Unfortunately fo Lexington on Friday, he was the guy they saw. Skole connected on the first pitch he saw from Legends reliever Murilo Gouvea for a two-out, walk-off grand slam to lift the Suns to a dramatic 6-3 victory at Municipal Stadium. Skole finished with two hits and five RBIs, moving his total to 87. The homer was his his South Atlantic League leading 25th, including two grand slams. The Suns (66-45, 24-18)
NEWS
September 4, 2005
To the Hagerstown Suns, defense is a relative term. The Suns committed five errors, which produced six unearned runs, to help Lexington take a 9-2 victory on Saturday, ending Hagerstown's four-game winning streak. Lexington got on the board with the help of an errant pickoff throw by outfielder Kyle Brown. It opened the door for a two-run double by Justn Towles and an RBI single by Bryan Triplett. The Suns scored both of their runs to get within 3-2 before Lexington blew the game open with four runs in the sixth with the help of more Suns miscues.
NEWS
April 10, 2001
Legends batter Suns, 15-1 LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Hagerstown Suns helped the new Lexington addition to the South Atlantic League live up to its nickname on Monday. The Legends made their home debut and opened their new Applebee Stadium before 8,037 fans with a rousing 15-1 shellacking of Hagerstown, using four home runs and four Suns errors to blow the game open. Lexington scored runs in six of the first seven innings, roughing up starter John Thomas. Thomas (0-1), who was making his professional debut after being drafted in the 1999, left in the third inning, trailing, 8-0. Third baseman Angel Chavez committed three of the Suns four errors, two of them prolonging Lexington rallies.
SPORTS
June 29, 2013
Lately, when it rained it poured on the Hagerstown Suns. On Saturday, they were grateful for it. Heavy rains suspended the Suns' game with Lexington with the Legends holding a 5-0 lead with two outs in the top of the fourth inning. It may have been a good sign for Hagerstown (43-33, 5-4), which has been struggling through a drought and inconsistency with three losses in the last four games. It's something the Suns haven't experienced much of after winning the South Atlantic League Northern Division first-half title.
SPORTS
August 9, 2013
Unearned runs hurt as much as earned ones. The Hagerstown Suns gave a little too much on Friday as Lexington used a two-out error  to ignite a three-run sixth inning to claim a 5-2 victory. The loss was Hagerstown's third straight after winning six of seven. The Suns (66-49, 28-20) fell 3 1/2 games off the pace in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half standings. The Legends broke open the game when Raul Mondesi Jr. hit a two-out single to right off Suns starter Kylin Turnbull (5-5)
SPORTS
May 31, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns have made a habit of taking games from their opponents this season. On Friday, they gave one back. The Suns committed five errors, which led to three unearned runs, as Lexington scored a 6-3 victory. Mark Donato homered for his second time in two games and drove in two runs to pace the Legends (28-27). Errors helped Lexington score runs in the third, seventh and eighth innings to ice the game. Hagerstown (30-21) lost for the fourth time in five games, but maintained a two-game advantage over Hickory with two weeks remaining in the first half.
SPORTS
July 17, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns found out what Legends are made of on Tuesday. Lexington scored the final six runs in the game - including five in the sixth capped by Nick Fontana's two-run single - to keep the Suns stumbling with a 10-7 victory. The loss was Hagerstown's fourth straight and sixth in the last seven games. The Suns (57-38, 15-11) remain in a three-way tie atop the South Atlantic League Northern Division's second-half standings. Lexington completed its relentless comeback with five runs in the bottom of the sixth.
OBITUARIES
June 1, 2013
Andrew Jacob "Andy" Lopp, 17, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, May 30, 2013. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Holly Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lexington, N.C.
OBITUARIES
September 18, 2011
Kirk, Ward Bell, 77, passed on to heaven at home under Hospice care on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, following a decades-long battle with heart disease. Born in Vandalia, Mo., he was the son of the late Hay Bell Kirk and the late Merlin Inlow Kirk. He previously lived in St. Louis, Mo., where he was employed by General Motors, and later transferred to Hagerstown, Md., where he was also the owner of Family Car Sales. In retirement, he moved to Lexington, Ky., for his final years. He was a committed member of the Church of God for many years, and will greet his friends at the Old Paris Pike Church of God in Lexington one day, alongside those from the Hagerstown Church of God in Maryland.
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SPORTS
August 11, 2013
Brett Mooneyham allowed two hits and struck out eight in six innings, and the Hagerstown Suns battered Lexington reliever Zeb Sneed for six runs in the seventh and eighth innings to pull away for an 8-2 victory over the Legends in a South Atlantic League game on Sunday afternoon. Mooneyham (9-3) walked just one while shutting down the Legends. His ERA is now 2.09. The Suns (68-49, 30-20) took a 2-0 lead against Lexington starter Matthew Murray in the fourth inning. Narciso Mesa led off and reached base on on a strike-three wild pitch.
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SPORTS
August 9, 2013
Unearned runs hurt as much as earned ones. The Hagerstown Suns gave a little too much on Friday as Lexington used a two-out error  to ignite a three-run sixth inning to claim a 5-2 victory. The loss was Hagerstown's third straight after winning six of seven. The Suns (66-49, 28-20) fell 3 1/2 games off the pace in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half standings. The Legends broke open the game when Raul Mondesi Jr. hit a two-out single to right off Suns starter Kylin Turnbull (5-5)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
July 11, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013 LEGION BASEBALL Funkstown 8, Sykesville 7 FUNKSTOWN - Charles Cvijanovich hit a walk-off RBI single to score pinch-runner Troy Carbaugh as Funkstown Post 211 rallied with four runs in the bottom of the seventh in a win over Sykesville Post 223 on Thursday. Brad Enfield had two hits, including a two-run double, Brandon Toloso had two hits and two RBIs, Zach Lucas had two hits, including an RBI triple, Mark Grunberg had two hits and an RBI and Cvijanovich had two hits for Funkstown (16-5, 7-2)
SPORTS
June 29, 2013
Lately, when it rained it poured on the Hagerstown Suns. On Saturday, they were grateful for it. Heavy rains suspended the Suns' game with Lexington with the Legends holding a 5-0 lead with two outs in the top of the fourth inning. It may have been a good sign for Hagerstown (43-33, 5-4), which has been struggling through a drought and inconsistency with three losses in the last four games. It's something the Suns haven't experienced much of after winning the South Atlantic League Northern Division first-half title.
OBITUARIES
June 1, 2013
Andrew Jacob "Andy" Lopp, 17, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, May 30, 2013. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Holly Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lexington, N.C.
SPORTS
May 31, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns have made a habit of taking games from their opponents this season. On Friday, they gave one back. The Suns committed five errors, which led to three unearned runs, as Lexington scored a 6-3 victory. Mark Donato homered for his second time in two games and drove in two runs to pace the Legends (28-27). Errors helped Lexington score runs in the third, seventh and eighth innings to ice the game. Hagerstown (30-21) lost for the fourth time in five games, but maintained a two-game advantage over Hickory with two weeks remaining in the first half.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | May 25, 2013
Saturday was the day that the Hagerstown Suns found out that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Flattery was great, but it got the Suns nowhere. Lexington took a page out of Hagerstown's playbook and gave it a taste of its own medicine by piecing five rallies together in typical Suns fashion to construct a 6-0 victory before a crowd of 2,052 at Municipal Stadium. “That's what they did,” said Suns manager Tripp Keister. “We allowed them to get on base and they ran. You can't allow that to a team like that.” Lexington (25-24)
SPORTS
August 5, 2012
There might be something to the old baseball theory keeping the leadoff hitter off the bases. If the first guy of an inning reaches base, odds are he will score. Lexington proved it on Sunday as seven of nine leadoff hitters reached base - five starting rallies - as the Legends lit up the Hagerstown Suns in a 16-6 round at Municipal Stadium. Zach Johnson, Brandon Meredith and Cristian Moronta drove in three runs each as Lexington ripped Hagerstown pitching. Johnson leads the South Atlantic League with 100 RBIs, including 33 against Hagerstown.
SPORTS
August 3, 2012
Matt Skole is the last person a Hagerstown Suns opponent wants to see at the plate. Unfortunately fo Lexington on Friday, he was the guy they saw. Skole connected on the first pitch he saw from Legends reliever Murilo Gouvea for a two-out, walk-off grand slam to lift the Suns to a dramatic 6-3 victory at Municipal Stadium. Skole finished with two hits and five RBIs, moving his total to 87. The homer was his his South Atlantic League leading 25th, including two grand slams. The Suns (66-45, 24-18)
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