August 7, 2003
The best advice to come from a consultant studying the possibility of a new Washington County convention center was a recommendation to use the Venice Inn site at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Dual Highway. A rebirth of that historic hotel, at the gateway to Hagerstown, would certainly be welcome. But we have questions about what's being proposed. Speaking to a joint meeting of the Hagerstown City Council and the Washington County Commissioners, Tom Hazinski of HVS International said the area should consider building a 60,000-square-foot facility.
August 28, 2011
The Asheville Tourists feasted on Hagerstown Suns pitching for a second straight day, rolling to a 15-5 victory Sunday that left the Suns' South Atlantic League playoff chances looking even more bleak. Asheville (65-67, 34-29) mashed out 16 hits and overwhelmed Hagerstown (71-61, 31-31) with a seven-run third inning and an eight-run fifth. The Suns are in fifth place in the Northern Division, 5 1/2 games behind Kannapolis with seven games to play. After Wade Moore walked, stole second and eventually scored on a wild pitch to give the Suns a 1-0 lead in the top of the third, The Tourists ripped Hagerstown starter Matthew Grace (12-7)
July 23, 2010
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- It's starting to sound pretty familar. "(Insert name here) scored in the late innings to defeat the Hagerstown Suns. " For the second straight night, the Asheville Tourists rallied for multiple runs in the seventh inning -- eight this time -- on Thursday for a 13-4 victory over the Suns. Asheville scored four in the seventh and two in the eighth on Wedneday in a 13-10 win over the Suns. It has been a problem Hagerstown has endured for most of the second half of the season.
August 30, 2011
The end of the line came as abruptly as the end of the game for the Hagerstown Suns. Corey Dickerson hit a pinch-hit, walkoff two-run home run off of Ben Graham with one out in the ninth inning on Monday to lead the Asheville Tourists to a come-from-behind 12-11 victory over Hagerstown to eliminated the Suns from playoff contention. The loss puts the Suns (71-32, 31-32) 6 1/2 games behind Northern Division-leading Hickory with six games remaining in the season. The Suns have lost six straight and 10 of their last 12. Once again, the Suns came out on the wrong end of a wild affair with the Tourists in cozy McCormack Stadium.
July 20, 1998
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Hagerstown's Isabel Giron often struggles in the first inning. Sunday's game against the Asheville Tourists was no different. He gave up three runs, and the Suns trailed by a run. But Giron settled down, and the Suns' bats heated up, scoring 12 unanswered runs on the way to a 13-3 victory over the Tourists. Giron went seven innings, allowing only those three runs, and held the homestanding Tourists to six hits. He struck out six and walked only one to square his record at 9-9. He got plenty of offensive support from his mates, led by Chris Hayes' 3-for-4 performance that included his third home run of the year and produced four RBIs.
May 19, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Dan Lyons hopes to be a famous baseball player someday. But when fans draw comparisons, he probably hopes he won't be just like Wesley Snipes. For now, though, that will do. Lyons stole the winning run on Tuesday, running from second base on contact when Destin Hood rapped a two-out, broken-bat grounder to third in the seventh inning. It gave the Suns a 1-0 victory and a sweep of a doubleheader with the Asheville Tourists. Hagerstown won the opener 4-1. The play looked just like the one Snipes scored on as Willie Mays Hayes in the movie "Major League," when he scored from second on a bunt to help the Cleveland Indians win a playoff game.
July 11, 2008
Beau Seabury singled off Dan Leatherman for the game-winning RBI in the top of the 10th inning as the Asheville Tourists beat the Hagerstown Suns 9-8 Thursday at Municipal Stadium. The Suns, who led 7-2 through seven innings, trailed 8-7 before Jose Lozada's two-out solo home run in the bottom of the ninth off Randall Taylor sent the game into extra innings. Lozada finished 4-for-5 with two RBIs. The Suns took a 3-0 lead in the first on a three-run homer by Michael Burgess, his 18th shot of the season.
May 27, 2011
Hagerstown was taken by storm on Thursday. Then, then the Suns were taken by Asheville. The Suns withstood a 1-hour, 51-minute rain delay caused by a tornado warning and severe thunderstorms but couldn’t fend off Avery Barnes’ three-run home run in the 11th inning which gave Asheville a 4-1 victory at Municipal Stadium. The game came down to a battle of bullpens as the heavy rain hit in the middle of the second inning, ending the day for Asheville starter Erik Stevart and Hagerstown’s Robbie Ray. “The weather is so hard to predict,” said Suns manager Brian Daubach.
May 7, 2005
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Hagerstown Suns seem to lose just as spectacularly as they win. The Suns, who have been known to explode for victories, imploded for a loss for the second straight game, allowing six runs in the ninth inning on Friday before losing 9-8 to the Asheville Tourists in the 10th. The loss drops Hagertown to 18-10 and out of first place in the South Atlantic League's North Division for the first time this season. The Suns, who are 11-10 since a season-opening seven-game winning streak and 5-8 on the road, trail Lexington by one game.
August 11, 2000
Tourists get unique view of road By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Kids and grownups climbed into the cab of a tractor-trailer truck at the Interstate 81 welcome center Friday morning and saw firsthand what the truck driver sees when the rig is rolling down the highway. More important, they were able to see what the driver doesn't see - other vehicles behind, in front of and on both sides of the rig in an area truck drivers call the "no-zone.