Intimidators sweep doubleheader at Hagerstown

Kannapolis moves within a game of .500

By Kannapolis Intimidators | May 28, 2009 7:24 PM ET

HAGERSTOWN, MD - The Intimidators ensured that they would win their first series since mid-April by sweeping a pair of seven-inning games over the Hagerstown Suns, 6-2 and 5-3 at Municipal Stadium.

Seth Loman was the offensive hero of game two, going 3-for-3 and finishing a double shy of the cycle. Loman clobbered a three-run home run off of Hagerstown starter Patrick McCoy (0-1) in the third inning to erase an early 2-0 Suns lead. Loman also tripled in the sixth and scored on a Kyle Shelton sacrifice fly to break a 3-3 tie.

Meanwhile, Drew O'Neil (1-0) was in the process of firing his best outing of the season. The sidearming right-hander went 3 1/3 innings and gave up just one hit. He filled in admirably for Garrett Johnson, who went just 2 2/3 innings in the start. Dan Remenowsky got a 1-2-3 bottom of the seventh for his sixth save.

Tensions flared late in game two as Justin Greene was ejected in the top of the seventh for running into catcher Derek Norris. Greene still managed to score the run at the plate, which gave the Intimidators a two-run cushion. The ejection capped off a day in which Greene went 4-for-7 with a home run and four runs scored.

The Intimidators did not need a comeback in game one, as Kannapolis jumped out early and often against starter Jack McGeary (0-4). Kannapolis (23-24) got two runs in each the first, second and fourth innings and never looked back.

Justin Edwards (2-2) picked up the win for the Intimidators, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up two earned runs. The southpaw also struck out six and did not walk a batter. Tyson Corley got the final five outs for his third save of the season and sent the Suns (20-24) to their fifth straight loss.

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

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