Lakewood, NJ - The Hagerstown Suns (6-5) held a 3-0 lead through five innings but the Lakewood Blue Claws (5-6) rallied for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to beat Hagerstown, 7-4, and win the series three-games-to-one.
Suns starting pitcher Wirkin Estevez dealt a no-hitter through five innings before allowing a lead-off single in the sixth inning. Estevez was charged with three runs on three hits, two walks and five strike outs in 5.2 innings for a no-decision. Lone reliever Todd Simko (0-1) suffered the loss, giving up four runs on six hits over 2.2 innings.
Shortstop Jason Martinson went 1-for-3 in the game with a triple, RBI and his league leading 13th walk of the year. Brett Newsome hit his second home run of the season, a pinch-hit solo shot in the fifth inning, while Matt Skole notched his 15th RBI and continues to lead the league in that category.
Blue Claws starter Lino Martinez (2-0) won the game going six innings, allowing three runs on five hits, one walk and five strike outs. After Ryan Sasaki allowed a single run in his 1.2 innings of work, Lakewood closer Ryan Duke pitched a perfect ninth inning for his league-high third save of the season.
Catcher Logan Moore's three-run double in the sixth inning was the big hit of the game and capped a six-run rally for the Blue Claws in the frame. Moore finished the game 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Designated hitter Chris Duffy also doubled for the winners and drove in two runs.
The Suns continue their seven-game road trip with a three-game set against the Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles) on Monday night at 7:05 p.m. Hagerstown will send right-hander Brian Dupra (0-2) to the mound against the Shorebirds' Miguel Chalas (1-0). Individual game tickets, season tickets, mini-plans, and group are now on sale. For more information and to reserve your seat at Municipal Stadium, call 301-791-6266, or www.hagerstownsuns.com. The Hagerstown Suns are owned by Hagerstown Baseball, LLC.
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