Alexandria pinch hitter Ken Ford's two-out, two-run double in the 10th inning gave the Alexandria Dukes a 6-4 victory over the Hagerstown Suns in the first game of a doubleheader before 2,094 today.
The Suns (1-2) rallied to win the second game, 10-6, in eight innings.
Ford, in his first at bat of the season, lined a 2-0 pitch off loser Julian Gonzales (0-1) to drive in Rick Renteria and Joe Orsulak with the tying and winning runs. The Dukes (2-1) were also helped by first baseman Brad Garnett, who had two solo home runs, and Nick Castaneda, who doubled and scored a run.
Right-hander Jeffrey Zaske (1-0) pitched four innings of scoreless, two-hit relief, striking out six and walking one.
In the second game, catcher Al Pardo went three for four with a two-run home run, scored two runs, and drove in five to lead Hagerstown to its first victory. First baseman Greg Dees also homered for the Suns, and designated hitter Pat Dumouchelle went two for four, with two runs scored and three RBI.
Alexandria starter Larry Lamonde was removed after allowing five runs on eight hits in three innings, but Hagerstown starter Jim Rooney was equally ineffective. He also gave up five runs on eight hits.
Dukes' second baseman Richard Renteria figured in all but one of his team's runs, going two for four with four RBI and one run scored.