LAKEWOOD – Brody Colvin was rocked for seven runs in 1.1 innings, and the BlueClaws had their four game winning streak snapped 12-7 Wednesday night.
Colvin (0-3) struggled early with his control, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk in a 39 pitch first inning. He then gave up a two-run triple in the second inning to Francisco Soriano, and Steve Souza followed that up with a two run blast to left center to give Hagerstown a 7-0 lead.
Souza went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs batted in, and two stolen bases. He also scored four times.
The BlueClaws would cut into the seven run deficit with three of their own in the third. With the bases loaded Suns starter Jack McGeary threw two wild pitches in a row to let two runs home, then balked in a third run a bit later.
McGeary struggled surrendering six runs on five hits in four innings.
After Hagerstown answered back with two in the fourth off reliever Siulman Lebron, the BlueClaws would again score three runs in bottom half of the inning to cut the Suns lead to 9-6. However Hagerstown would tally two more runs off Lebron in the fifth to extend their lead to five.
Lefty Paul Applebee would put to rest any further thoughts of a BlueClaws comeback, relieving McGeary in the fourth and only giving up one hit and one unearned run in four innings of work.
Thursday night Jonathan Pettibone (1-0 3.48) faces Paul Demny (1-1 5.63). Demny took the loss on April 12th against Lakewood, allowing three runs, three hits, and three walks in three innings. First pitch is at 6:35 pm.
ClawsNotes: MMA Lightweight Champion Frank Edgar will throw out a ceremonial first pitch at FirstEnergy Park on Thursday. Edgar, a Toms River native, became the fourth lightweight champ on April 10th defeating BJ Penn in Abu Dhabi.
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