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.
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 Pinedaand 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.