HAGERSTOWN -- Right-hander Tim Drummond, 27, a native of La Plata signed May 19 as a free agent, last week pitched the team's first seven-inning shutout on the road since Jose Mesa (July 1990), beating the New Britain Red Sox, 2-0.
A former major-leaguer, Drummond extended to 12 2/3 innings his string without allowing an earned run. He had a win and two saves during that four-game span.
MISCELLANEOUS: The local business group that hopes to raise $1.5 million to buy a replacement team when the Suns leave Hagerstown after this season will begin selling stock next month. Hagerstown Community Baseball Inc. released its prospectus Thursday saying it will sell 1.1 million to 1.3 million shares at $10 apiece to Maryland residents starting next month. The minimum investment is 25 shares or $250. All money would be returned to investors if the effort to attract and buy a team fails. . . . Reliever Brad Pennington, who started the season in Single-A, has been promoted to Triple-A Rochester. In 19 games with the Suns, the left-hander was 1-2 with seven saves, a 2.54 ERA and a batting average of .213 against him. To replace him on the roster, P Brian Wood will join the Suns. . . . Sam Ferretti hit the Double-A team's first pinch-hit homer on the road in 485 games Thursday. . . . Brent Miller has walked only 17 times overall, but his seven intentional passes lead the league. . . . Left-hander John O'Donoghue is going well lately. In his past five games, he is 3-1 with a 1.39 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings.