HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 15, 2019) -The Hagerstown Suns earned double-digit runs and hits for the second consecutive night in an 11-1 win over the Lexington Legends at Municipal Stadium Monday evening.
In the second, the Hagerstown Suns (6-6) put their foot to the floor with four runs on four hits. Justin Connell worked a walk, as did Cody Wilson, to get things started. Kyle Marinconz delivered a two-run double to give the Hub City a 3-0 advantage.
On back-to-back wild pitches, Marinconz scored for run number four. Hits kept coming as Israel Pineda and Jacob Rhinesmith collected base hits. The barrage ended with an RBI single by Gilbert Lara -- his team-leading 13th RBI of the year.
Only needing to see one pitch in the first inning, Cody Wilson hit a ball the wind took past right center field for a home run. Following a Jamori Blash double in the third frame, Jose Sanchez brought in his teammate with a single.
Sanchez would be forced to leave the game in the third due to a leg injury he suffered sliding into second base.
A pair of runs crossed for the home team in the sixth and seventh innings. In the sixth, Wilson scored on a fielding error and Pineda scored on a fielder's choice. Rhinesmith brought in both seventh inning runs with a single. Connell earned his first RBI in his first career Suns game with a sac fly in the eighth.
Joan Adon (W, 1-1) got his first win of the year with five innings of one-run ball and four strikeouts.
The bullpen hunkered down to finish out the game. Ryan Tapani twirled three scoreless and Carson Teel finished the game working a scoreless ninth.
Lexington (6-5) only managed one run on 10 hits. Their sole run came in the fourth from Chase Vallot 's third homer of the season.
Charlie Neuweiler (L, 0-1) took the loss with five earned runs in two frames.
The Suns continue their series with the Legends tomorrow. LHP Tim Cate (0-1, 1.93 ERA) takes the ball for Hagerstown. Lexington will send RHP Zach Haake (1-1, 2.00 ERA) to the bump. First pitch is at 6:05 pm with gates opening at 5:05 pm. For tickets visit HagerstownSuns.com or call (301) 791-6066.
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