Pittsfield Suns score nine runs, beat Mavericks


PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — The Pittsfield Suns turned on the power switch Wednesday night in a 9-3 win over Seacoast. The win evens the Suns' record at 3-3.

Eric Hamilton and Al Zachary each hit their third home runs of the season and Colin Gimblet hit his second.

That helped make Jordan Munchin a winner. Munchin has now won both of his starts. He held the Mavericks to three runs, all unearned, on six hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out three. Matt Cuneo and Declan Cronin combined to pitch three innings of shutout relief.

The Suns took the lead for keeps in the fourth inning. It was scoreless when Tom Hughes singled to lead things off. After Zachary singled, Hamilton homered. The slugger from SUNY-Oswego was 1 for 5 in the game, but he drove in four runs.

After Seacoast's Elias Macias drove in a fourth-inning run, the Suns struck back in the fifth. Hughes walked with two outs and Zachary followed with a homer. Gimblet hit his in the sixth. Gimblet finished 3 for 5 and upped his batting average to .458.

Zachary and Colin Ridley each had two hits for the Suns, who managed 12 hits against four Seacoast pitchers. Tyler Beck took the loss, giving up six earned runs on eight hits in six innings.


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