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Nats' Cavalli leading the way toward Washington

Right-hander's K-heavy debut grabbed spotlight in evolving system
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January 10, 2022

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Pitching Staff Stays Dialed in for 4-1 Win

Suns Staff Shuts Down Intimidators in Opener
August 26, 2019

Kannapolis, NC (August 26, 2019) - Reid Schaller kept the pitching staff rolling in Hagerstown's 4-1 over Kannapolis at Intimidator Stadium Monday evening.Schaller (W, 4-3) spun the first five frames of Hagerstown's (62-71, 32-31) win, wringing up half a dozen batters while surrendering just two hits.

Suns Claim 4-1 Win Behind Mendoza Bomb

Mendoza Goes Deep, Pitching Dominates Power Bats in Win
August 16, 2019

CHARLESTON, WV (August 16, 2019) - The Suns pitching staff shut down the West Virginia Power in a 4-1 victory at Appalachian Power Park Friday night.Jackson Stoeckinger (W, 2-2) spun five, one-run innings to start the game off. He wrung up four Power (62-62, 25-29) batters before exiting the game and handing

Late Comeback Leads Suns to Fifth Straight Victory

Hagerstown clinched the series with a 5-3 win
July 28, 2019

COLUMBIA, SC (July 28, 2019) - The Suns rallied late, scoring two runs in the seventh and two in the eighth, to extend their winning streak to five with a 5-3 victory over the Columbia Fireflies at Segra Park Sunday.Hagerstown (47-59, 17-19) trailed 3-1 heading into the seventh, but rallied for

Suns Clinch Series Win Over BlueClaws

Hagerstown pitching dominated in a 2-0 victory
July 13, 2019

LAKEWOOD, NJ (July 13, 2019) - The Suns pitching staff had one of its best performances of the season in their 2-0 series-clinching win over the Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEnergy Park Saturday. Hagerstown's (38-54, 8-14) third shutout victory of the season was put together by three arms - Reid Schaller, Matt Cronin and Angel

Suns Take Finale in Comeback Fashion

Hagerstown scored runs in the eighth and ninth to beat Delmarva
July 7, 2019

SALISBURY, MD (July 7, 2019) - The Suns scored one run in the eighth to tie it and one run in the ninth to take the lead on their way to a 5-4 comeback victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds at Perdue Stadium Sunday. Hagerstown (36-52, 6-12) entered the eighth inning trailing by

Suns Snap Skid with 2-1 Win

Schaller, Tapani Combine for First Home Win Since June 11
June 29, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 29, 2019) - Hagerstown utilized an excellent pitching performance from Reid Schaller and Ryan Tapani to beat Delmarva 2-1 at Municipal Stadium Saturday evening. The Suns (33-47, 3-7) won their first game at home since Kyle Marinconz's walk-off homer in game two of a doubleheader June 11. It also snaps their seven-game losing streak

Suns complete doubleheader sweep with walk-off win

Hagerstown took game two on a Kyle Marinconz walk-off homer
June 11, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 11, 2019) - The Suns picked up two late-inning comebacks to sweep the doubleheader with the Lakewood BlueClaws at Municipal Stadium Tuesday.Game 1The Suns (30-35) took game one by a score of 4-3 on the back of another strong start from Joan Adon (W, 5-2). The righty allowed

Adon, Williamson Silence Crawdad Bats

Pineda Blast Caps off 4-0 Victory
May 19, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 19, 2019) - Joan Adon and Ryan Williamson combined to blank the Crawdads 4-0 in the Suns second shutout of the season at Municipal Stadium Sunday afternoon.Adon (W, 3-1) allowed just four hits through six innings while wringing up half a dozen batters. The righty earned his second quality start of

Offense Soars Over 'Birds in 15-1 Victory

Pineda Drives in Career-High Four RBI
May 13, 2019

SALISBURY, MD (MAY 13, 2019) - Sparked by a six-run first inning, the Hagerstown Suns defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds 15-1 to close out a rain-shortened two-game series at Perdue Stadium Monday night.The Hagerstown (17-19) offense produced a season-high 15 runs on 18 hits in the game, including two home runs and

Suns Pitching Dazzles in 5-1 Win

Bats Bring Support Late to Upend 'Claws
May 9, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 9, 2019) - Tim Cate continued on his roll of dominance in the Suns 5-1 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws at Municipal Stadium Thursday night.Cate (W, 3-2) tossed six sensational innings, allowing just one run on five hits and striking out seven Lakewood hitters, while not issuing a

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 14

Phils' Bohm belts first pro homer, Royals' Matias goes deep twice
April 15, 2019

Phillies 3B Alec Bohm, Class A Lakewood: 2-for-3, HR, 3 RBIs -- It took awhile, but Bohm finally has his first professional home run. Last year's No. 3 overall pick sent a two-run shot to left field in the third inning against Delmarva in his 175th career at-bat. The Phils' top

Suns Blast Way Through Tourists

Blash Launches Two Homers in 11-3 Win
April 14, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 14, 2019) - The Hagerstown Suns won 11-3 with a salvo of five home runs against the Asheville Tourists at Municipal Stadium Sunday afternoon.A trio of home runs from Hagerstown (5-6) sealed the deal in the seventh. Israel Pineda smacked his first home run of the year to

Toolshed: Who's the Nats' next phenom?

Garcia, Pineda among those aiming for quick climb to capital
March 22, 2019

Top Nationals prospectVictor Robles was nearly four months past his 20th birthday when he first got the call to Washington from Double-A Harrisburg in September 2017. Juan Soto was famously only 19 when he was summoned to the nation's capital last May, again from the Eastern League. Even further back,

GCL Nationals jump out to Finals lead

Washington affiliate sits one win from complex-level championship
September 4, 2017

Manager Josh Johnson has seen his Gulf Coast League Nationals team accomplish a lot in 2017, starting with the first day of the season when his squad scored eight runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Mets, 9-7, on June 27. Now his club is just