Salisbury, Md. –
The Delmarva Shorebirds (10-8) scored two runs in the bottom of eighth
inning to defeat the Greenville Drive, 4-2, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
night. Dylan Bundy, Zach Davies and Miguel Chalas combined to allow
just five hits. Bundy and Davies did not allow a hit over the first 5.2
marquee pitching matchup of Dylan Bundy and Matt Barnes lived up to the
hype early. Bundy retired all 12 batters he faced over four perfect
innings. He struck out six. In 13 total innings, Bundy has not allowed
a hit or run and has fanned 21 batters. Barnes struck out nine batters
over five scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits.
Shorebirds broke through in the bottom of the sixth inning. Gabriel
Lino hit a one out single. Brenden Webb drew a walk. Then, relief
pitcher Jason Garcia issued two wild pitches to advance the runners to
second and third. Connor Narron followed with an RBI single to give the
Shorebirds a 1-0 lead. Narron has recorded an RBI in six straight
games. Nicky Delmonico followed with an RBI groundout to second to
Drive responded by tallying a run in the seventh and eighth innings.
Boss Moanaroa tripled with one out in the seventh and scored on an RBI
single by Bryan Johns. In the eighth, Henry Ramos hit a two-out single
to score Garin Cecchini to tie the game at 2-2.
the bottom of the eighth, the Shorebirds regained the lead. Jason
Esposito led off with a sharp double down the right field line. Two
batters later, Webb drew his second walk of the game. After a groundout
moved the runners up, Delmonico chopped a two-run single into center
field to give the Shorebirds a 4-2 lead.
Chalas fanned the final two batters he faced to end the game in the
ninth. Chalas allowed three hits and two runs and picked up his staff
high third win of the year.
Davies tossed two scoreless innings in relief of Bundy.
The Shorebirds and Drive play game two of the series on Wednesday morning at 10:35 am. LHP Tim Berry is the scheduled starter for Delmarva.