Lakewood, NJ - The Lakewood BlueClaws (23-42) defeated the Delmarva
Shorebirds (27-38) 4-3 in a rain shortened game on Wednesday night at
FirstEnergy Park. The teams were called off the field before the bottom of
the fifth inning and never returned.
Lakewood struck first in the second inning. With runners at second and
third, Kyrell Hudson hit a line drive single into center field to give the
BlueClaws a 2-0 lead.
The Shorebirds countered with three runs in the fourth inning. Wynston
Sawyer reached on an error by shortstop Stephen Malcolm. Then, Gabriel Lino
hit a double to the warning track in left-center to advance Sawyer to third.
Then, Sammie Starr singled into center field to plate Sawyer. Mychal Givens
tied the game with a chopper to short. Glynn Davis gave the Shorebirds the
lead with a two-out single into left field to score Starr.
The BlueClaws responded in the fourth to regain the lead. With Chris Duffy
at first and two outs, Hudson hit a double inside the right field line to
tie the game at 3-3. Then, with Malcolm batting, Hudson broke to third and
Lino's throw to third was wide and into left field, allowing Hudson to
Lakewood starter Josh Warner earned the win over five innings. He allowed
five hits and no earned runs. Shorebirds starter Eduardo Rodriguez will get
the loss over four innings. He surrendered four this and three earned runs.
The Shorebirds return to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Thursday, June 14 for
game one of a four-game series against Kannapolis at 7:05pm. For tickets
and more information, contact the Shorebirds at 410-219-3112.