July 16, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Joe Leonard had three hits and five RBIs to lead the Rome Braves to a 9-6 victory over the Hagerstown Suns on Thursday at Municipal Stadium. Leonard hit a three-run home run in the first inning off Hagerstown starter Paul Demny for a 4-0 lead and capped the night with a two-run double in the seventh off reliever Kyle Morrison to make it 8-5. Hagerstown (8-13, 44-47) came back to take a 5-4 lead with a four-run third inning. The Suns got a run in the first on a Justin Bloxom single before rallying in the third, highlighted by a two-run single by Brett Newsome and an RBI single by J.P. Ramirez.
May 1, 2011
Matt Grace, Shane McCatty and Chris Manno combined for a three-hit shutout, and Bryce Harper stayed hot with an RBI double as the Hagerstown Suns beat the Rome Braves 4-0 on Sunday for their fourth straight victory. Grace (2-3) pitched the first six innings for the win, allowing two hits and three walks and striking out three. McCatty went the next two inninings, giving up only a hit and a walk while striking out one. Manno finished the job in the ninth, recording a pair of strikeouts with a walk.
May 4, 2012
Washington Nationals pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, who is recovering from a hamstring injury, will make a rehabilitation start for the Hagerstown Suns tonight, the Suns announced in a news release. The Suns will play Rome Braves at 7:05 p.m. at Municipal Stadium. Wang, a native of Taiwan, has yet to pitch for the Nationals this season after going 4-3 with a 4.04 earned-run average for Washington in 2011. The righthander pitched four innings for the Potomac Nationals on April 28 in his only rehab start thus far this season.
April 25, 2012
Steven Souza was one of only two Hagerstown Suns starters not to get a hit in Tuesday's win over the Rome Braves. He wasn't about to be left out on Wednesday. Souza went 4-for-6 and drove in nine runs as the Suns pounded out 24 hits and pummeled Rome 24-2. Billy Burns, Jason Martinson, Caleb Ramsey, Justin Miller and Bryce Ortega each had three hits for Hagerstown (10-8), who have collected 37 hits in the first two games of the series with the Braves. The Suns batted around in both the first and fifth innings and only failed to score in the fourth and sixth innings.
July 26, 2010
The Hagerstown Suns' South Atlantic League game against the West Virginia Power scheduled for Sunday afternoon was postponed by rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today at at 5:05 p.m. Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann will make a rehab start for the Suns in the first game today. Zimmermann, a right-hander who started 16 games as a rookie in 2009 before going onto the disabled list and undergoing Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, will be making his fifth rehab start in 2010.
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.
April 7, 2011
Bryce Harper got most of the hype for the Hagerstown Suns on Thursday night. The top draft pick with the big bat lived up to that hype, going 2-for-4 in his professional debut. But in the end, the Suns won their season opener with a little small ball, scoring the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning to take a 3-2 win over the Rome Braves. Jason Martinson’s single to center field drove in Wade Moore with the eventual winning run in the seventh and Ben Graham recorded a six-out save.
July 19, 2010
The Hagerstown Suns scored five runs in the third inning Sunday to give starting pitcher Josh Smoker all the support he would need in a 7-2 victory over the Rome Braves at Municipal Stadium. The Suns (10-14 South Atlantic League second half) took a 1-0 lead in the first. Jeff Kobernus hit a leadoff single and stole second, and Braves starter Robinson Lopez (3-6) walked Francisco Soriano and hit Stephen King with a pitch to load the bases with no outs. Destin Hood hit a one-out sacrifice fly to score Kobernus, but Lopez escaped the inning without further damage.
May 5, 2010
ROME, Ga. -- The Hagerstown Suns saved the best for last. The Suns scored four times in the eighth innng and six more in the ninth on Tuesday to come from behind for an 11-5 victory over the Rome Braves. It was Hagerstown's seventh victory in eight games. Sean Nicol drove in four runs for Hagerstown, while Justin Bloxom had two hits and three RBIs. The Suns (15-10) broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth against Rome reliever Corey Rasmus (1-1) with the help of three critical Braves errors.
May 7, 2010
ROME, Ga. -- Robert Hefflinger's grand slam highlighted a six-run fifth inning as the Rome Braves rallied for a 9-5 win over the Hagerstown Suns in a morning matinee on Thursday. Hefflinger's homer to left also signaled the end of the game for Suns starter Josh Smoker, who was ejected by the home plate umpire after Hefflinger's blast gave the Braves a 6-4 lead. Smoker (0-5) hadn't allowed Rome a hit in the first four innings, but got into immediate trouble in the fifth as Matt Weaver, Braeden Sclehuber and Derek Wiley started the inning with three consecutive singles.