Suns Split Saturday Doubleheader with Power

Noll reaches base five times, Davis wins complete game

(Patrick Cavey)

By Kevin Gehl / Hagerstown Suns | July 29, 2017 10:45 PM ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Weston Davis pitched the first complete game of his pro career to seal a 3-0 victory for the Hagerstown Suns (19-14, 57-45) in Game 1 before the West Virginia Power (17-17, 47-53) allowed only two hits in a 4-1 win during Game 2 of a seven-inning doubleheader on Saturday at Municipal Stadium.

 

Davis (Win, 2-3) used his sinker ball to induce three groundball double plays in the first three innings of Game 1. The Suns gave him a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first after loading the bases with nobody out. Jake Noll sailed a sacrifice fly to center that scored Blake Perkins before Telmito Agustin scored from third on a throwing error and Anderson Franco tallied a two-out RBI single to center against Power starter James Marvel (Loss, 5-8).

 

Noll added a double in the third and reached base again in the fifth on a fielder's choice. Perkins led the Suns during a 2-for-3 showing at the plate in Game 1 with a double, a single, and a run scored.

 

West Virginia managed only one extra-base hit on a double by Kevin Mahala in the fifth before Davis retired eight of the last nine batters. The 21-year-old starter from Bradenton, Florida picked up his second win in a row with the third complete game thrown by a Hagerstown pitcher in 2017. Davis finished his shutout victory with seven innings, five hits, three walks, and four strikeouts, including a called strike three against Mahala to end the ballgame.

 

The Suns opened the scoring again in Game 2 during the bottom of the first. Perkins drew a leadoff walk, moved to second on a throwing error, and stole third before Noll drove him home with a two-out RBI single to center.

 

Noll was the only Suns batter to reach base in the final six innings with a hit-by-pitch in the fourth and another single in the seventh. The 23-year-old second baseman from Punta Gorda, Florida reached base a team-best five times in the doubleheader after going 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs batted in, pushing his team lead to 55 RBI this season.

 

Jordan Jess (Save, 2) combined with Anderson to strike out seven Suns in a row between the fifth and seventh innings as Hagerstown matched its season low with two base hits.

 

Suns starter Sterling Sharp (Loss, 4-9) gave up an RBI double to Clark Eagen in the second and three batters later, Andrew Walker added an RBI single to center. Nagle and Albert Baur each finished with two base hits after Nagle added a run-scoring single in the third and Baur lined an RBI double to left for a 4-0 lead.

 

Sharp left after five innings with three earned runs on seven hits, one strikeout, and no walks. Suns reliever Kyle Simonds held the Power scoreless through the final two frames and allowed one base hit with one strikeout.

 

On Sunday, the Suns and Power wrap up their four-game series at Municipal Stadium with first pitch at 2:05 p.m. Right-handed Matthew DeRosier (0-2, 10.95) makes his first start for the Suns since April 21 against Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed prospect Luis Escobar (8-5, 4.01). It's Sunday Funday at Muni with Suns Kids Club members invited to play catch on the field before the game and all kids run the bases after the game. The first 250 fans of all ages receive a free Suns poster. For tickets, call (301) 791-6266 or visit hagerstownsuns.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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