Suns Sweep Double Header in Lexington
Pitching Leads Way in 3-2, 2-1 Victories
Drew Mendoza had three hits and two RBI in the doubleheader Friday evening at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. (Abby Choi/Hagerstown Suns Staff)
LEXINGTON, KY (August 9, 2019) - The Suns utilized strong starting pitching to sweep the Lexington Legends 3-2 and 2-1 in a doubleheader Friday evening at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.Jackson Rutledge (W, 1-0) and Joan Adon combined to throw 9.2 innings, allowing just one run while fanning 11 Legends (55-61, 18-29) batters.
LEXINGTON, KY (August 9, 2019) - The Suns utilized strong starting pitching to sweep the Lexington Legends 3-2 and 2-1 in a doubleheader Friday evening at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Hagerstown (53-64, 23-24) took the first game 3-2 despite a late surge from the Legends. Rutledge spun five, two-hit frames, punching out six Legend hitters and allowing no runs to score before handing the ball to
Cronin allowed a run prior to getting out of the sixth inning and passing the torch to
The turning point of the game came in the third inning when the top of the order came up with two outs.
Hagerstown scored their final run in the fifth after Cluff walked to lead-off the frame, stole second and was driven home by Mendoza's second RBI base knock to right.
Adon lasted 4.2 innings before he got yanked in favor of
Adon allowed just one run, that came home in the third after
The Suns utilized an error from
Cluff sent him fourth homer of the season beyond the right field fence in the third inning to put the Suns up 2-0.
Tomorrow the Suns play the Legends at 6:35 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. LHP Jackson Stoeckinger (1-2, 3.78 ERA) gets the start for Hagerstown while Lexington has yet to name their starter.
Hagerstown returns home August 12-14 to play the Lakewood BlueClaws. Monday will be Antietam Date Night at the park where fans can get up to four free tickets to the game if they bring their Antietam Cable bill. Hagerstown closes out the homestand with a day game at 2:05 p.m. that doubles as Bark in the Park.