Written by Staff Reports
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:04
Despite two lengthy rain delays, the Hagerstown Suns defeated the Hickory Crawdads 4-0 in a rain-shortened game that was called after 5 1/2 innings at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Tuesday night. The teams experienced
a 34-minute rain delay to start the game, and 45-minute rain delay in the sixth inning that eventually forced umpires to call the game.
In between, the Suns (40-24) did enough damage to win the game. With the game scoreless going into the fourth inning, Hagerstown finally broke through against losing pitcher Luke Jackson (5-5) with three runs. Jackson, who struck out the first two batters he faced in the inning, surrendered a single to designated hitter Steven Souza that kept the inning alive. And it was all down hill from there.
Souza scored the game's first run on Caleb Ramsey's hit and run RBI single to right field. And after Justin Miller was hit by a pitch, Cole Leonida drove in Hagerstown's second run with another single.. Miller advanced to third on the play, and he scored on an bunt single Billy Burns that gave the Suns a 3-0 advantage. Matt Skole had an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth to close out the scoring.
Winning pitcher Alex Meyer went six innings, allowed two hits and struck out five. Kellin Deglan and Jordan Aikns had a hit apieice for the Crawdads.
The Crawdads take on the Suns in Hagerstown on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Catch all the action live on Hickorycrawdads.com, and tune in 15 minutes before First Pitch for Crawdads Countdown!
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