Hoppers put Suns down again

special to Greensborosports.com by Ryan Mock

Hagerstown, MD: Three errors leading to four unearned runs led to the downfall of the Hagerstown Suns against the Greensboro Grasshoppers, losing 6-4 on Saturday.

Erik Arnesen took the loss for Hagerstown, pitching four innings and allowing all six Greensboro runs. However, only two of the six runs were earned. Arnesen also struck out three batters and walked two.

Mark Lewis got the win for Greensboro, lasting five innings and allowing all four Hagerstown runs.

James Guerrero and Jake Blackwood each had two hits for Greensboro and Spike McDougall hit his 18th home run of the season to power the ‘Hoppers attack.

For Hagerstown, it was outfielders Francisco Guzman and Francisco Plasencia that led the way. Guzman had two doubles and scored a run while Plasencia had two hits including his 14th home run of the season.

Chris Lugo and Aaron Jackson were excellent for Hagerstown in relief. Lugo pitched two innings, without allowing a hit and Jackson pitched three scoreless to finish the game for the Suns.

Mike Martinez committed all three errors for the Suns, committing errors in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings.

The Suns and Grasshoppers will finish their four game series on Sunday. First pitch will be at 5:35 PM.