May 1, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Hagerstown Suns blew a four-run lead before using a home-run ball late to down West Virginia 6-4 on Friday night. The Suns scored twice with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. Robbie Jacobsen singled on a bunt swing and Steven Souza smacked his first homer of the season to left, giving the Suns the lead. It was protected by Carlos Peralta, who pitched two innings of relief to save Patrick Arnold's win. The Suns jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Derek Norris that scored Nick Arata.
May 2, 2009
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Hagerstown Suns started with a bang on Saturday night and the quick fireworks led the way to a 6-3 victory over West Virginia. Jose Lozada led off with a double against West Virginia starting pitcher Rudy Owens. Steve Lombardozzi walked and Derek Norris hit his fifth home run of the season for a quick 3-0 lead. The Suns added a fourth when Aaron Seuss walked and Steven Souza ripped a one-out double. Marcos Frias went five innings for Hagerstown and held the Power to runs in the first and fourth innings, picking up his first win. The Suns added runs in the seventh and eighth.
August 14, 2009
The Hagerstown Suns forgot how to spell relief on Friday. Augusta scored four runs in the final three innings against Hagerstown's bullpen to notch a 6-3 victory and send the Suns to their sixth straight loss. It was the Suns' seventh straight loss at home and dropped them to 3-16 at Municipal Stadium in the second half. Augusta broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Johnny Monell and James Simmons' RBI single off Austin Garrett for a 4-2 lead. Garrett relieved starter Marcos Frias, who allowed two runs on five hits, while striking out four in six innings.
May 24, 2009
The Hickory Crawdads used a big inning for the second night in a row to get by the Hagerstown Suns. The Crawdads scored five runs in the top of the fourth and rapped out 13 hits in an 8-6 victory over the Suns at Municipal Stadium on Sunday. The Suns had 14 hits -- including a 4-for-4 night by Steve Lombardozzi -- but went just 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. The Crawdads got five straight hits off Suns starter Brad Peacock (0-4) to start the fourth, including a three-run homer by Doug Hogan.
September 7, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Lake County Captains scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning and got solid pitching throughout a 4-2 victory over the Hagerstown Suns in the finale of the South Atlantic League regular season Monday. The Suns finished 25-42 in the second half and 56-78 overall. Tyler Moore put the Suns ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the first with a groundout that scored Steve Lombardozzi. Hagerstown starter A.J. Morris (0-4) made the run hold up through three innings, but Delvi Cid picked up the first hit of the game for the Captains with a bunt single down the third-base line, starting Lake County's rally.
August 4, 2009
SALISBURY, Md. -- The Hagerstown Suns broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the ninth inning Tuesday to defeat the Delmarva Shorebirds 4-1 in the South Atlantic League Facing reliever Travis Keating (5-3), who had worked a scoreless seventh and eighth, Derek Norris led off with a walk and scored on Tyler Moore's triple to right. Steven Souza's double to right scored Moore before Charlie Fermaint's single left runners at first and third with no outs. Keating was relieved by Mick Mattaliano, who got Michael Guerrero to ground into a double play, but Souza scored to make it 4-1. Delmarva took a 1-0 lead in the first against Hagerstown starter A.J. Morris.
August 7, 2009
SALISBURY, Md. -- Juan Jamie pitched six innings of one-hit ball with eight strikeouts, leading the Hagerstown Suns past the Delmarva Shorebirds 6-2 on Friday night in the South Atlantic League. The Suns took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on an error, James Keithley's single, Steve Lombardozzi's sacrifice fly and a pair of wild pitches. Hagerstown scored two more runs in the fourth on one hit -- Robby Jacobsen's single -- with the help of four walks and Derek Norris' sacrifice fly. Steven Souza scored the Suns' fifth run in the fifth inning after striking out and reaching base on a wild pitch.
July 9, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tyler Moore and Charlie Fermiant each homered to key Hagerstown's seven-run third inning to lift the Suns to an 8-1 victory over Greensboro. Moore hit a three-run homer, his fifth, and Fermiant added a two-run shot two batters later to make it an easy victory for starting pitcher Marcos Frias. Frias pitched six innings, allowing one unearned run on five hits, while striking out six. Justin Philibaum pitched the final three innings for the save. The Suns (4-11)
July 15, 2009
After six straight home losses to start the South Atlantic League's second half, the Hagerstown Suns finally got back in the win column at Municipal Stadium with an eighth-inning rally for a 5-4 victory over the Greenville Drive. Facing Greenville reliever Mitchell Herold, Michael Guerrero singled with two outs to start the rally. Chris Curran followed with a single before Steve Lombardozzi doubled to right to score both runners for the lead. The rally gave Suns reliever Brad Peacock the victory.
July 19, 2009
The Hagerstown Suns came up with a new motto on Sunday. "If you can't beat 'em, beat 'em senseless. " In the first two games of a series with Asheville, the Suns outhit the Tourist and lost. On Sunday, Hagerstown overpowered Asheville with 24 hits en route to a 15-3 rout. Tyler Moore led the way with three hits and five RBIs, including a three-run home run in the eighth, and Charlie Fermaint had four hits. The 15 runs and 24 hits were season highs for the Suns. Hagerstown (7-17)