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By DAN SPEARS | June 15, 1998
For effectiveness alone, Matt Weimer would have been given a black belt. Weimer's admitted "self-defense" stab of a seventh-inning line drive against the Asheville Tourists not only saved his head, but also turned into the knockout punch for the Hagerstown Suns. Weimer's catch of a Michael Johns bullet and throw to third base completed a double play to end Hagerstown's 10th straight victory - completing the team's brilliant comeback for the South Atlantic League's Northern Division title over Cape Fear.
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NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | August 24, 1998
The Hagerstown Suns pitching staff showed the heart of a cat burglar this week. They stole the power from Macon's Marcus Giles during a four-game series. It had Suns pitchers' fingerprints all over the scene because it was strictly an inside job. Giles came to town as one of the hottest hitters in the South Atlantic League with 34 home runs and 99 RBIs and a .329 batting average. He left Thursday night after going 7-for-18 (.388) - including one homer and six singles - with three RBIs, good for two additional points on the batting average.
NEWS
July 19, 1998
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Pinch hitter Whitey Schwartzbauer's seventh-inning RBI grounder was the difference as the Asheville Tourists withstood a furious three-run rally in the ninth Saturday for an 8-7 South Atlantic League victory over the Hagerstown Suns. Hagerstown (10-20, 54-46 overall) nearly pulled of the miracle comeback, trailing 8-4 in the ninth. After pinch hitter Vernon Wells led of with a single, Asheville turned to closer James Emiliano to preserve the game. Emiliano was greeted by Tony Peters' infield single before Cesar Izturis drove home Wells with an RBI hit. After Greg Morrison flew out to the wall, Bobby Cripps slapped an RBI single to tighten the score to 8-6. Chris Hayes struck out and Mike Young hit an RBI single to leave runners on first and second for Josh Phelps, who grounded to short to end the game.
NEWS
By DAN SPEARS | June 16, 1998
On a day celebrating work, Labor Day usually provides people the day off. For three years, that group has included the Hagerstown Suns. Not this time. The Suns, who won 17 of their last 19 games to take away the South Atlantic League's Northern Division title from the Cape Fear Crocs, got an automatic berth into the September playoffs with Sunday's doubleheader sweep of the Asheville Tourists and the Crocs' doubleheader loss. Last year, the Suns missed a spot in the postseason by mere hundredths of a point.
NEWS
August 28, 1998
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Charleston Alley Cats did their part to keep some intrigue in the South Atlantic League Northern Division race. The Alley Cats roughed up Hagerstown starter Leo Estrella for an early six-run lead and held on for a 6-3 victory which keeps the Suns one game behind first-place Delmarva in the division's second-half race with three games remaining. The second-half title will come down to a final three-game series between the Suns and Shorebirds, which begins tonight at Municipal Stadium.
NEWS
August 2, 1998
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Hagerstown Suns took the lead so fast, the game almost wasn't tied. Tony Peters put the first pitch of the game out of Watt Powell Park and the Suns never looked back, pounding out 17 hits in an 11-4 rout of the Charleston Alley Cats Friday night. Hagerstown (18-23, 62-49 overall) won its fourth straight game in a virtual gift from the Alley Cats, who drove all night Thursday after a 15-inning loss in Hickory, N.C., and didn't get to the park Friday until two hours before game time.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 28, 1998
Woody Heath was so good Monday night, he was in two zones. The strike zone and his comfort zone. And that meant Cape Fear was relegated to the Twilight Zone. Heath shut down the top hitting team in the South Atlantic League with seven innings of five-hit pitching as the Suns used a combination of creativity and power to notch a 4-1 South Atlantic League victory over the Crocs. --cont from sports -- Heath (7-2) got a handle on Cape Fear's hitters early by striking out Nate James and Scott Zech to start the game.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | July 13, 1998
When Delmarva's Matt Riley hesitated, Hagerstown's Tony Peters didn't. In fact, the Suns designated hitter did what he does best ... he got down and dirty about it. Peters' return to the Suns active roster on Sunday was innocent enough - he drew a leadoff walk. But he followed it up with two stolen bases to ignite Hagerstown's four-run first inning and a 4-0 South Atlantic League victory over the Shorebirds. --cont from sports -- "It's important for the leadoff hitter to get on and cause disturbances on the bases," Peters said.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | August 2, 1998
The Hagerstown Suns tried to knock off two seemingly invincible foes in one game. The Suns figured out a way to handle Cape Fear this week. But the weather, that's a different story. Hagerstown pulled every fundamental trick possible to snatch a rain-shortened game from the Crocs. Instead, the Suns were forced to score a run in the fifth to secure a rain-suspended 2-2 tie Thursday at Municipal Stadium. "That was crazy," Suns manager Marty Pevey said. "Have you ever seen so much bunting and hit-and-runs in your life?
NEWS
May 30, 1998
By BOB PARASILITI Staff Writer For a split second, Vernon Wells had more moves than a game of Twister. The only thing that had more gyrations was the ball he hit. It was all Wells and it ended Wells on Friday, as the Hagerstown center fielder drove in three runs with a first-inning home run and an eighth-inning double to lead the Suns to a 5-0 victory over Hickory to complete a four-game sweep before a season-high 5,466 fans for...
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