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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2011
This time, the Hagerstown Suns were possessed instead of being possessive. The Suns have made a habit of casting a spell on opponents in tight situations. On Thursday, they were the ones put in a trance. “When you don’t take advantage of opportunities, sometimes they come back to haunt,” surmised Suns manager Brian Daubach. Hagerstown suffered through a Shorebirds spell as the offense went cold after the third inning and the pitching became erratic shortly after in a 6-3 loss before a quenched Thirsty Thursday crowd of 2,611 at Muncipal Stadium.
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SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | May 11, 2011
Even though Bryce Harper is only 18, he is old enough to drive. Delmarva found out on Wednesday it’s tough to keep the keys away from him. Harper sat firmly in the driver’s seat, collecting four hits and five RBIs — including a game-changing grand slam in the third inning — to lift the Hagerstown Suns to an 11-5 victory over the Shorebirds before 872 fans at Municipal Stadium. “If you can get two hits early, things start to go really well,” Harper said. “It all depends on the field.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | May 10, 2011
It’s how the Hagerstown Suns’ starter feels when he takes the mound. No matter what he does, he knows his teammates have his back. The Suns put together an “all for one, one for all” effort as Hagerstown’s defense did its part to compliment Hansen’s approach to lift the Suns to a 7-3 victory that put them back in first place in the South Atlantic League’s Northern Division before an Education Day crowd of 2,208 at a Municipal Stadium...
NEWS
August 27, 2010
Hagerstown Suns starter Mitchell Clegg shut down the Delmarva Shorebirds for four innings Thursday night at Municipal Stadium. In the fifth inning, everything changed. After seeing just one of their first 13 batters reach base, the Shorebirds got their first four hitters on in the top of the fifth, spraking a seven-run frame that led Delmarva to an 11-6 win over Hagerstown in front of 3,286 fans. Clegg (9-3) cruised through the first four innings, allowing only a two-out double by Tyler Kelly in the first inning.
NEWS
August 18, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- The Hagerstown Suns rallied for a pair of five-run leads and held on for an 8-6 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Tuesday night. It was the third straight win for Hagerstown (57-64, 21-30 second half). The Suns rallied for five runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead. A three-run triple by Sandy Leon was sandwiched by RBI singles by Brett Newsome and Justino Cuevas. After the Shorebirds cut their deficit to 5-3 in the fifth, the Suns upped their lead to 7-3 in the sixth on a two-out, two-run single by Rick Hague.
NEWS
June 8, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- Delmarva scored early and Hagerstown scored late. First blood took its toll. The Shorebirds took a 7-0 lead through five innings and held on as the Suns scored six in the final four on Monday for a 7-6 victory. Delmarva scored two runs in each of the first, second and fourth innings off Suns starter Josh Smoker. The Shorebirds added a seventh run in the fifth. The Suns came back with one in the sixth, a four-run eighth and a run in the ninth to fall just short.
NEWS
May 24, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- The Hagerstown Suns scored six runs in the fifth inning on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Sunday afternoon, closing out the five-game series with four wins. The Suns (25-19) have won nine of their last 12 games and moved within two games of Hickory for first place in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League. Delmarva (19-25) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, but the Suns rebounded in their next at-bat with plenty of help from the Shorebirds.
NEWS
May 21, 2010
SALISBURY, Md. -- Justin Bloxom had three hits and drove in three runs, including an RBI single in a five-run fourth inning, on Thursday to lead the Hagerstown Suns to a 10-6 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds. Bloxom hit a two-run single in the third to post the Suns to a 3-0 lead before Hagerstown (22-18) blew the game open in the fourth en route to its fourth straight win. Hagerstown led 9-0 after 5 1/2 innings before Delmarva started to come back. Suns starter Jack McGeary (4-1)
NEWS
April 25, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Destin Hood drove in four runs, including two key runs in the seventh inning, on Sunday to help the Hagerstown Suns take an 8-6 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds at Municipal Stadium. Hagerstown (9-9) used a five-run third inning to erase a 3-0 deficit and used Hood to provide the needed cushion for victory. The Suns got to Delmarva starter Matt Hobgood (0-1) in the third as a Francisco Soriano grounder and Sean Nicol's single moved the Suns to within 3-2. After singles by Steven Souza and Justin Bloxom, Hood came to the plate with the bases loaded.
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