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Suns Split Twin-Bill on with Hickory Saturday Night

Tetreault had eight strikeouts in game one; Meregildo had five RBIs on the day
Hagerstown Suns third baseman Omar Meregildo (2) fields a grounder June 14, 2018 in Lakewood, NJ (Ken Inness/ (Ken Inness/
August 5, 2018

Hagerstown, MD -   Jackson Tetreault struck out eight hitters and Omar Meregildo had five RBIs as the Hagerstown Suns split a twin-bill against the Hickory Crawdads on Saturday night at Historic Municipal Stadium with a 4-3 loss in game one and a 10-5 win in game two. The Suns and

Hagerstown, MD -   Jackson Tetreault struck out eight hitters and Omar Meregildo had five RBIs as the Hagerstown Suns split a twin-bill against the Hickory Crawdads on Saturday night at Historic Municipal Stadium with a 4-3 loss in game one and a 10-5 win in game two. The Suns and Crawdads will play another doubleheader on Sunday afternoon with a 1:05 PM first pitch for game one.

In game one, the Crawdads scored two runs in the second inning against Suns starter Tetreault. Tyreque Reed led off with a double and scored when Yohel Pozo doubled to left with two outs to make it a 1-0 Hickory advantage. Miguel Aparicio singled to center, plating Pozo and increasing the lead to 2-0.
Hickory added to their lead in the sixth against Hagerstown reliever Jared Brasher. Reed crushed a lead-off home run to left to make it 3-0. The ball traveled 410-feet, bouncing off the roof of the batting cages.
The Suns tied the game in the bottom half of the sixth against Crawdads starter Tyree Thompson. With two outs Scudder singled, Alex Dunlap was hit by a pitch, and Omar Meregildo belted his fourth home run of the season to make it 3-3. The ball landed to the left of the scoreboard in left-center field, traveling 392 feet.
The Crawdads scored a run against Brasher in the seventh. Ryan Dorow worked a walk with two outs and Reed doubled to right-center field, plating Dorow and giving Hickory a 4-3 lead. Brasher struck out Sam Huff to end the inning and the threat.
Tetreault spun five innings while allowing two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and two walks in a no-decision. Brasher (0-4) pitched the sixth and seventh innings, giving up two runs on two hits while walking two and striking out four in the 4-3 loss.
In game two, Hagerstown scored four runs in the second inning against Hickory starter Jean Casanova. With one out, Meregildo walked and Alex Flores reached on a three-base error which allowed Meregildo to score from first to make it a 1-0 Suns lead. Phil Caulfield reached on an error and Paul Panaccione singled, scoring Flores to increase the lead to 2-0 while Caulfield advanced to second. After back-to-back walks, Caulfield scored to make it 3-0 and Casanova was pulled from the game for Alex Eubanks. Gage Canning walked with the bases loaded, plating Panaccione to give Hagerstown a 4-0 lead.
The Suns batted around again in the fourth against Eubanks, who was still on the mound. Kameron Esthay singled on a ground ball to third and went to second when Armond Upshaw singled to center. Cole Freeman singled to center to load the bases and Canning drove in Esthay and Upshaw with a double to right, giving the Suns a 6-0 advantage while Freeman went to third. Scudder grounded out to first while Freeman scored and a passed ball allowed Canning to advance to third. Meregildo lifted a sacrifice fly to left, plating Canning and giving the Suns an 8-0 lead. With two outs, Flores and Caulfield singled to right, but Flores scored when Panaccione singled to center, making it a 9-0 Hagerstown lead. 
Hickory scored three runs in the top of the fifth against Suns starter Malvin Pena to cut Hagerstown's lead to 9-3. The Crawdads added two more runs in the sixth inning against Suns reliever Jared Johnson to make it a 9-5 Hagerstown lead. Scudder led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch, scoring when Meregildo doubled right-center field, to make it 10-5.
Pena (3-0) spun five innings while allowing three runs on nine hits with a walk and four strikeouts, earning his third win of the season. Johnson pitched the sixth inning giving up two runs on one hit with two walks. Jhonatan German pitched a hitless and scoreless, seventh preserving the 10-5.
Notes: The 12 strikeouts for the Suns pitching staff is the most in a seven-inning game this season… Meregildo recorded his fourth and fifth multi-RBI games… Upshaw increased his multi-hit game total to 12 games… He also has a four-game hit streak… Pascal increased his hit streak to four games… Scudder, Panaccione, and Dunlap all have three-game hit streaks… Hagerstown is 6-5 on make-up games this season… Panaccione logged his third multi-hit game and his fourth multi-RBI game of the year… Canning recorded his fourth multi-RBI game of 2018… His three RBIs ties a career-high… Five Suns had hits in each game…This is the sixth time the Suns split a doubleheader in 2018… This is the fifth time Tetreault struck out eight or more hitters this season… Pena gave up a career-high nine hits… Every hitter in the lineup for the Suns had a hit and scored a run in game two… Hagerstown's 10 runs in game two ties a season-high in a seven inning game for the third time… The Suns surpassed their previous high of six hits in an inning set on May 3 at Greensboro with seven… Hagerstown will play the third and fourth games of the series, to conclude the four-game set on Sunday afternoon… First pitch will be at 1:05 PM… It's Sunday Funday at Historic Municipal Stadium… Kids Club members play catch on the field before the game and all kids are invited to run the bases after the conclusion of game two… The Suns will send RHP Brigham Hill (3-3, 3.58 ERA) to the mound against LHP Tyler Thomas (0-1, 5.63 ERA) in game one… Hagerstown will send RHP Sam Held (3-5, 3.77 ERA) against RHP Noah Bremer (4-4, 4.11 ERA)… The broadcast can be heard, starting with the pregame show at 12:55 PM on by going to multimedia tab and clicking on "Listen Live"... The broadcast is also available on the Hagerstown Suns Radio Network in the Tune-In Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps.