May 31, 1998
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Lorenzo Bagley and Greg Morrison drove in three runs each as the Hagerstown pitching staff continued to dominate the opposition, lifting the Suns to a 9-0 victory over the Charleston Alley Cats. Pitchers Clayton Andrews (4-3), Anthony Salley and Tim Huff combined on a three-hitter as the Suns won for the fifth straight time. The Suns have pitched 21 scoreless innings overall, and the bullpen has gone 22 innings without allowing a run. Hagerstown scored in bunches, sending at least eight hitters to the plate in their three scoring innings.
May 21, 1998
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Billy Brown drove home the winning run with a single to center field in the seventh inning Wednesday to lift the Hagerstown Suns to a 5-4 South Atlantic League victory over the Charleston RiverDogs. Vernon Wells reached second on an infield single off reliever Elliott Brown and throwing error by shortstop Nestor Perez before scoring on Brown's hit. Hagerstown reliever Brian Bowles (1-1) got the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with five strikeouts.
August 5, 1998
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Light-hitting shortstop Cesar Izturis had three hits and three RBIs Tuesday night as the Hagerstown Suns built a big lead, then held on to defeat the Augusta GreenJackets, 10-5. Bobby Cripps also had a three-run homer and four RBIs for the Suns (20-25, 64-51 overall), who gave All-Star pitcher Clayton Andrews (8-7) some rare run support. The Suns opened the scoring with a run in the third. Josh Phelps and Izturis had back-to-back singles before Tony Peters grounded to second base.
August 7, 1998
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Matt McClellan allowed only one hit over the final eight innings as the Hagerstown Suns won a pitching duel Thursday night with the Augusta GreenJackets, 3-1. McClellan (7-5) went the distance for his first complete-game victory of the season, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out three for the Suns (21-26, 65-52 overall). Down 1-0 in the fourth, Hagerstown tied the game. With one out, Greg Morrison singled before Lorenzo Bagley popped out. Morrison went to third on Bobby Cripps' single, and Tony Peters drove him in with another single.
May 29, 1998
BY BILL STERNER / Staff Correspondent Hagerstown Suns manager Marty Pevey just wanted to continue the trend. After suffering through a four-game losing streak, Hagerstown is now on the brink of sweeping the Hickory Crawdads after a 5-2 South Atlantic League victory Thursday night at Municipal Stadium. It was the Suns' third straight win and their tenth in eleven starts at home in May. "Everyone loves to play at home," Pevey said of a team that has posted a 17-5 record in Municipal Stadium this season.
August 9, 1998
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - To put it simply, the Hagerstown Suns really don't like any game started in J.P. Riddle Stadium. Cape Fear won Saturday night's regularly scheduled game 6-4 against the Suns to salvage a split of a makeshift doubleheader. Hagerstown won the completion of the suspended game from July 30, 3-2. The loss in the nightcap dropped the Suns to 1-9 in games started at J.P. Riddle. But twice the Suns have been forced to complete a game there; they have won both.
July 19, 1998
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Tony Peters blasted two home runs - including a sixth-inning grand slam - Friday to help the Hagerstown Suns break a three-game losing streak with a 10-2 South Atlantic League victory over the Asheville Tourists. Hagerstown (10-19, 54-45 overall) collected 15 hits, including three home runs, to break out of a prolonged hitting slump. Peters finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs and three runs scored. The victory made a 10-game winner out of starter John Sneed (10-2)
May 24, 1998
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Danny Bravo ripped a two-out RBI triple to score Karl Chatman from first base and break a 5-5 tie in the sixth Saturday, lifting the Cape Fear Crocs to a 9-5 win over the Hagerstown Suns. Hagerstown (27-22) scored four runs in the first inning and got a 4-for-4 game from Tony Peters, but failed to hold off the Crocs. Cape Fear opened an 8 1/2-game lead over the Suns in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division. The Suns held a 5-2 lead heading into the third until Talmadge Nunnari drove in a run and Noah Hall drove in two with singles to tie the game off Hagerstown starter Isabel Giron (2-4)
August 6, 1998
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Hagerstown Suns left 11 men on base, including seven in the first five innings, to give little support to Leo Estrella in his Suns debut, a 5-4 loss Wednesday night to the Augusta GreenJackets. The Suns put up single runs in the top of the first, third and sixth innings, only to watch Estrella (0-1) give them back in the bottom half of each frame. But the Suns (20-26, 64-52 overall) could have given the right-hander plenty more support with some timely hits in the early stages - especially the third inning, where the Suns loaded the bases twice and only brought home one run. Estrella gave up two runs in the bottom of the sixth to give the GreenJackets a 4-3 lead, and Augusta scored again in the seventh off Colin Brackeen before the Suns made it interesting in the ninth.
May 28, 1998
by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer see the enlargement Hagerstown Suns pitcher Matt McClellan had to resort to Plan B Wednesday night. --cont. from front page-- The Suns right-hander struggled with his fast ball all night, but was able to use his slider to throttle Hickory in Hagerstown's 5-1 win over the Crawdads at Municipal Stadium before 1,848 fans, the Suns' second straight win after a season-high four-game losing streak. "He struggled throwing his fastball for strikes the whole game," Suns manager Marty Pevey said.