From staff and wire reports:
Hagerstown (Low-A South Atlantic): The streaky Hagerstown Suns are streaking in the wrong direction of late.
The Kannapolis Intimidators lashed Suns pitching for 17 hits on Monday night, sending Hagerstown to its third straight loss, 8-4, at Municipal Stadium.
Hagerstown (68-46, 25-19), which over the last two weeks lost four of five games, then won four straight, remained in first place in the South Atlantic League’s Northern Division by a half-game over Greensboro despite the recent slide.
Kannapolis (47-67, 23-21) opened up a 5-2 lead with a two-run sixth inning, then put it away with a two-run ninth. The Intimidators stranded 10 runners, preventing things from being even more lopsided.
Danny Mendick, Alex Call and Zach Remillard each had three hits for Kannapolis, with Remillard hitting a solo homer. Antonio Rodriguez, Cody Daily and Bradley Strong added two hits each amd Micker Adolfo hit a two-run homer.
Narciso Mesa had two hits and Ian Sagdal homered for the Suns.
Mike Morrison (1-2) got the win in relief for Kannapolis, allowing two runs on three hits over three innings after starter Jimmy Lambert allowed just one hit and struck out four over the first three frames. Michael Horejsei pitched the final two innings for the save, allowing a run on three hits.
James Bourque (4-5) took the loss for Hagerstown, allowing three runs on nine hits over five innings while striking out three.
Auburn (Short Season-A New York Penn League): The Auburn Doubledays lost on a walk-off single to the Batavia Muckdogs, 1-0. Tyler Watson pitched six innings of scoreless baseball for the Doubledays.
The Muckdogs (12-38) scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the ninth inning. With one out, Walker Olis and Eric Gutierrez singled to put runners on first and second base. Branden Berry then flied out to center field for the second out of the inning. On the play, Olis tagged up from second base and advanced to third. Pablo Garcia followed with a single to left field that scored Olis to give Batavia a 1-0 walk-off win.
Starting pitcher Tyler Watson threw six innings of scoreless baseball for the Doubledays (22-28). Watson allowed just two hits while striking out a career-high eight batters.
The Doubledays return home to Falcon Park on Tuesday to begin a three-game series against the Connecticut Tigers. Right-hander Luis Reyes will pitch for Auburn against Connecticut left-hander Gregory Soto. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.