Salisbury, Md. – Orioles
top prospect Dylan Bundy tossed three scoreless innings in his home
debut and relief pitcher Trent Howard kept the Suns scoreless for the
next five innings in a 6-2 Shorebirds win over the Suns on Tuesday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Shorebirds have held the Suns scoreless in 16 of 18 innings in the series.
Shorebirds opened the scoring in the fourth inning. Jason Esposito
recorded a one out single to increase his hit streak to six games.
After a hit by pitch and a walk loaded the bases, Connor Narron lifted a
sacrifice fly to left field to score Esposito.
Shorebirds increased the lead in the fifth. Tommy Winegardner led off
with a double to the wall in straight away center field. Sammie Starr
was hit by a pitch. After a sacrifice bunt advanced the runners to
second and third, John Ruettiger singled through the right side to
stretch the lead to 4-0.
the eighth inning, Nicky Delmonico blasted a two-run home run over the
right field wall to give the Shorebirds a 6-0 lead. It was his first
home run of the season and his first hit since April 9.
Bundy faced just one batter over the minimum in three hitless and
scoreless innings. He struck out three and walked one. In his minor
league career, Bundy has tossed nine hitless innings with 15 strikeouts
and one walk.
Howard entered in the fourth inning and tossed five scoreless to pick
up his first win of the season. He allowed just four hits. The five
inning outing was the longest relief appearance of the season by a
Suns picked up two runs in the ninth and sent eight batters to the
plate before Jose Nivar struck out pinch hitter Justin Miller with the
bases loaded to end the game.
The Shorebirds and Suns end the homestand on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:05 pm. LHP Tim Berry is the scheduled starter for the Shorebirds.