Call, Dedelow each go yard in road win

Intimidator fight off rain, nearly 2-hour delay, to beat Suns

Alex Call hit his third home run of the season as the Intimidators beat the Hagerstown Suns, 6-3, on August 19, 2017. (photo by Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images)

By Josh Feldman / Kannapolis Intimidators | August 19, 2017 11:16 PM

 

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Aug. 19, 2017) - Alex Call and Craig Dedelow each homered in the Intimidators 6-3 win over the Suns on Saturday night at Municipal Stadium. Kannapolis (23-32 Second Half, 62-61) built a 6-1 lead before an hour and 44 minute rain delay paused the game in the sixth inning.  

Call drove in three runs for Kannapolis, going 3-for-5 with a double, a two-run home run (3), and three RBI on the night. Dedelow and Grant Massey each finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. 

Blake Hickman (4-6) earned the win, working 5.0 innings and allowing a run on three hits before rain halted his outing. Ben Wright worked scoreless sixth and seventh inning before Tyler Johnson, Kevin Escorcia, and Danny Dopico each threw two-thirds of an inning to close the game. Dopico earned the save (4) for Kannapolis after the Suns plated two runs in the eight off Johnson.

Hagerstown starter Ben Braymer (1-2) took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits in 5.0 innings, striking out eight and walking one. 

Kannapolis continues this 4-game series on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. as RHP Dylan Cease takes the ball for the Intimidators against Suns' RHP Brigham Hill. The Intimidators return home for the final home stand of the regular season August 22-27, and tickets are available by calling the F&M Bank Box Office at 704-932-3267, or by visiting IntimidatorsBaseball.com.

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

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