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Suns Rise Above Hickory PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 07:58

The Hagerstown Suns topped the Hickory Crawdads 5-1 at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Monday night. The loss drops Hickory into third place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League; and the Crawdads are a game off the pace. The Suns (27-22, 69-49) charged in front with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. With two men on

and two down, Bryce Ortega sliced a two-run triple inside the right-field line plating both runners for a 2-0 lead. Matt Skole followed with an RBI single through the left side of the infield giving the Suns and early 3-0 advantage.
The 'Dads (27-23, 63-56) got on the board in the top of the seventh.  With one away, Kellin Deglan lined a solo home run over the right-field wall that made it 3-1. Deglan was Hickory's most productive hitter Monday night. He was 3-4 with a home run and an RBI.
The Suns put the game out of reach with a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth. Justin Miller was hit by a pitch to start the stanza, Brett Newsome singled Miller to third base and took second himself on the throw to third. J.R. Higley then skied a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Miller; Newsome moved to third base on a ground out, and he scored on a wild pitch.
Jared Eickhoff (11-7) suffered the loss; he gave up three earned runs on four hits with four walks in the losing effort. The Crawdads only made four hits Monday night.
Crawdads Clippings:
Hickory continues the three-game series in Hagerstown this Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.  Catch all the action live on Hickorycrawdads.com, and tune in 15 minutes early for Crawdads Countdown....Individual Tickets for all Crawdads home games are available right now at Hickorycrawdads.com or by calling (828) 322-3000!  Group outings, corporate partnerships, Levine Children's Hospital Claw Club memberships and Ticket Books for the 20th Anniversary Season are also available right now by calling the Front Office at (828) 322-3000.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
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