Rutledge Sets Season-High in Loss
KANNAPOLIS, NC - Jackson Rutledge set a Suns' season-high nine strikeouts in Hagerstown's 3-1 loss to the Kannapolis Intimidators at Intimidators Stadium Wednesday night.
Rutledge struck out the side in the third and fifth innings prior to leaving the game with a no-decision having allowed one run in his five innings of work.
Hagerstown (62-73, 32-33) utilized just one reliever, Alex Troop (L, 1-3), who allowed a two-run homer in the sixth to Kannapolis's (61-72, 33-32) Tyler Osik that proved to be the difference maker.
Wilber Perez (W, 4-1) shut down Hagerstown, offering three scoreless innings of relief prior to handing the ball to J.B. Olson (S, 3) who finished off the ninth.
Hagerstown's lone run came in the fifth, after Armond Upshaw led off the inning with a walk and scored off the bat of Justin Connell to tie the game 1-1.
The Suns complete their road slate tomorrow at Intimidators Stadium at 7:05 p.m. LHP Jackson Stoeckinger (2-2, 3.28 ERA) gets the nod for Hagerstown, while Kannapolis has yet to name their starter.
After this series ends, the Suns will close out their season with a four-game set against the Lakewood BlueClaws Friday-Monday. The homestand will have two special jersey auctions, the final fireworks show of the year and a Paul "Ears" McNeal bobblehead giveaway. For tickets or more information call 301-791-6266 or visit hagerstownsuns.com.
• Discuss this story on the South Atlantic League message board...
South Atlantic League Stories from August 28, 2019
- Navas' Career Night Not Enough as RiverDogs' Playoff Chances Dwindle - Charleston RiverDogs
- Asheville Takes High Energy Game from Charleston - Asheville Tourists
- Rutledge Sets Season-High in Loss - Hagerstown Suns
- 'Birds Blink First, 'Claws Walk Off - Delmarva Shorebirds
- Toplikar Takes Jackets to 5-2 Win - Augusta GreenJackets
- Third Inning Pushes GreenJackets Past Drive - Greenville Drive
- Fireflies Game Notes: August 28 vs. Hickory (Game 131) - Columbia Fireflies
- Lexington Powers Down West Virginia with Doubleheader Sweep - Lexington Legends
- Ricca Homers as Power Are Swept in Doubleheader - Charleston Dirty Birds
- Playoff Tickets Go-On Sale Thursday, August 29th at 10 a.m. - Augusta GreenJackets
- RiverDogs Chase Down Attendance Record to Close out the Season at Home - Charleston RiverDogs
- Hagerstown Suns: Game Notes - Hagerstown Suns
- Promo Preview: Last Fireworks, LR Night and More - Hickory Crawdads
- Game Notes (August 28) - Charleston Dirty Birds
- Bill on Baseball: Hoppers Turn Tables with Shutout - Greensboro Grasshoppers
- Braves Come Up Empty in the Clutch in 3-0 Loss - Rome Braves
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.