Shorebirds Cloud Suns with Eight-Run First

Suns Fall 12-3 in 10th Straight Road Loss

Jackson Cluff hit a ground-rule double to score Drew Mendoza for the third and final run of the game for Hagerstown Saturday night. (Abby Choi/Hagerstown Suns Staff)

By John Kocsis Jr. / Hagerstown Suns | July 6, 2019 10:38 PM

Salisbury, MD (June 6, 2019) - Hagerstown was buried by an eight-run first inning for the Shorebirds that saw Joan Adon  leave the game after just 0.1 innings pitched in a 12-3 loss at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium Saturday night.

Adon (L, 6-3) faced nine batters and allowed eight of them to reach base safely before he was lifted for Jared Brasher. Brasher finished the inning and pitched the second and the third scoreless.

The brunt of the labor fell upon lefty Ryan Williamson . Williamson allowed four runs through as many innings, but all of them scored in the fourth. Chandler Day  finished the game, working a 1-2-3 eighth inning for Hagerstown.

Robert Neustrom Seamus Curran Ryne Ogren  and Alexis Torres  all had multiple RBI on the evening and Torres finished a home run shy of the cycle. Torres tripled in the first, doubled in third and singled in the fourth. His final at-bat came in the sixth, when he walked. He ended the eighth on-deck.

The Suns scored three runs, one in the first, one in the third and one in the sixth. Justin Connell was hit by a pitch to start off the game. After that, Jackson Cluff drew a four pitch walk to put runners at first and second for Drew Mendoza, who singled to drive Connell in. Mendoza doubled and scored off a Jacob Rhinesmith sacrifice fly in the third. He has now reached base safely in each of the five games he has played in.

Hagerstown's final run scored in the sixth. Cole Daily reached on catchers interference and came around on a ground-rule double to right center field for Jackson Cluff.

The Suns close out their four-game series with Delmarva at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium at 5:05 p.m. tomorrow. Hagerstown throws LHP Jackson Stoeckinger (1-2, 3.48 ERA) while Delmarva counters with LHP Matthew Hammonds (2-2, 3.64 ERA).

Hagerstown returns home for three games against the Lakewood BlueClaws July 9-11. The three games are riddled with promotions, including Antietam Date Night, Bark in the Park Night and Thirsty Thursday. For tickets or more information, visit hagerstownsuns.com or call 301-791-6266. 

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

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