Suns blank Crawdads in series opener, 9-0

Behind 14 hits and nine runs, the Hagerstown Suns took the series opener against the Hickory Crawdads in Maryland on Monday, 9-0.

First baseman Justin Miller led the Suns (39-24) by going 3-for-5 from the plate, including two RBIs. Teammate and catcher Cole Leonida also had three hits and two RBIs in the contest.

Hickory (34-29) only managed to tally five hits in the contest, including a team-high two off of the bat of left fielder Jeremy Williams.

Hagerstown starting pitcher Christian Meza picked up the victory on the mound, going five innings and allowing two hits and stuck out six 'Dads batters.

Hickory right-hander Santo Perez suffered the loss, falling to 2-5 on the season. He allowed 10 Suns hits, six earned runs and four walks in Monday's contest.

The Crawdads try to even the series at one game apiece Tuesday at Municipal Stadium when they take on the Suns at 7:05 p.m.