Hagerstown's 11 hits helped Glenn Dooner to his first victory as the Suns beat Prince William, 6-3, in a Carolina League game before 3,404 last night in Woodbridge.
Prince William, which stranded 13 runners, fell eight games behind first-place Lynchburg, which beat Salem, 10-8.
Dooner (1-1) gave up one earned run and eight hits in six innings and was helped by fine fielding, such as a 9-3 double play started by Bob Bellini in the second inning.
Down by three in the eighth, Prince William put men on first and second with two outs, but Jose Lind (three for four and batting .570 against Hagerstown this season) grounded out.
The Suns made it 4-0 in the third inning, knocking out Rob Russell (2-4). Jeff Williams walked, Jeff Doerr doubled, then Chris Padget singled to right. Edgar Castro hit into a double play, but Gerry Melillo's second hit chased Russell.
Hagerstown scored twice in the sixth, the first runs off a Prince William reliever in 25 1/3 innings. Chip Cunningham, who had retired eight straight, gave up an RBI triple to Pete Mancini and a RBI single to D.L. Smith.
Prince William cut it to 6-3 with runs in the sixth and seventh. Lance Belen, who had three hits, had the RBI in the seventh.