Lakewood Claws out Series Ending Win Against Suns

By Jordan Nicewarner / Hagerstown Suns | September 9, 2016 10:45 PM ET

HAGERSTOWN, MD -The Hagerstown Suns took on the Lakewood BlueClaws in game two of the South Atlantic League Northern Division Championship series on Friday night at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, MD.


The Lakewood Blueclaws got the scoring started early in the top of the first inning when Mark Laird reached base off of a line drive to right field. After the fly out by Cornelius Randolph and strike out by Jose Pujols, Demek Tomscha reached on a four pitch walk. That brought up Wilson Garcia with runners on second and first with two out. Wilson took a 2-2 fast ball to deep right center field for a two RBI double, moving the score to 2-0 Lakewood.


With the score at 2-0 going into the bottom of the first inning, Ian Sagdal decided to take matters into in own hands. Facing a one ball count, Sagdal mashed an inside fastball from Lakewood starter Jose Taveras over the right field wall to cut the score in half and make it 2-1 BlueClaws.

After a scoreless 2nd inning, the hot hitting BlueClaws added one more run after Demek Tomscha scored on the Tyler Beckwith error at third base.


Tyler Beckwith redeemed himself in the bottom of the fifth inning when he came up to the plate with Telmito Agustin at third and one out. Beckwith laid down the perfect safety squeeze and scored Telmito.


The BlueClaws added two more runs in the seventh when Mark Laird and Cornelius Randolph scored off of a two RBI double from Tomscha moving the score to 5-2 where it stayed for the remainder of the game.


The Lakewood BlueClaws advance to the South Atlantic League Championship series to face either the Rome Braves or the Charleston Riverdogs.


The Hagerstown Suns ended the season with a record of 83-59.

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