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GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 7, 2019) – The Hagerstown Suns dropped the series finale 2-1 in 10 innings after surrendering a 1-0 lead in the eighth inning against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at First National Bank Field Sunday afternoon.
Raul Siri singled to score Patrick Dorrian from third and give the Grasshoppers (3-1) their first walk-off win of 2019. The shortstop began the inning at second before moving to third on a Grant Koch sacrifice fly before Siri came to the dish.
Suns (1-3) starter Francys Peguero got the ball rolling with five two-hit innings of scoreless work. He handed the ball to Angel Guillen who did not allow a baserunner in his first two innings of work. He came back out in the eighth and walked Siri before giving way to Carson Teel (0-1).
Teel left one up to Lolo Sanchez, who clubbed a one-out triple to score Siri and tie the game 1-1.
Hagerstown picked up their lone run in the fourth inning. After an Israel Pineda single and a Jacob Rhinesmith double, Gilbert Lara came up to the dish with one away. The shortstop struck a ball to short that scored Pineda and pushed the Suns ahead 1-0. The groundout allowed Lara to pick up his team-leading seventh RBI of the season.
The offensive woes with runners in scoring position continued Sunday afternoon. The Suns finished 0-for-5 with runners at second or third base, bringing their season total to 6-for-33 (.181).
The Suns will try to shake off the loss while starting a a new series against the Lakewood BlueClaws at First Energy Park tomorrow at 6:35 p.m. Hagertown sends RHP Joan Adon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) to the bump, while Lakewood tosses RHP Kevin Gowdy (0-0, 0.00 ERA) on the mound.
Hagerstown opens their home schedule Thursday, April 11 against the Asheville Tourists at 6:05 p.m. The first 1,000 fans will receive a magnet schedule giveaway. For tickets or more information, visit hagerstownsuns.com or call 301-791-6266.
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