Hickory, N.C – The
Delmarva Shorebirds (13-18) recovered from a 2-0 early deficit to top
the Hickory Crawdads (18-14) 7-3 at LP Frans Stadium on Tuesday night. The Shorebirds are 4-2 on the current road trip.
two scoreless innings, the Crawdads used the home run ball to gain an
advantage. In the third, Jordan Akins hit a line drive home run to
center field to put the Crawdads in front 1-0. Then, Zach Cone hit a
home run to open the fourth inning to grow the lead to 2-0.
Shorebirds responded in the fifth inning. Wynston Sawyer and Sammie
Starr hit back-to-back singles. Then, Mikey Planeta hit a grounder to
short that bounced off the lip of the grass and into left-center field
to score Wynston Sawyer. Hickory starter Nick Martinez issued three
walks including two with the bases loaded to Michael Ohlman and Brenden
Webb to put the ‘Birds in front 3-2.
In the seventh inning, Nicky Delmonico extended the lead with a two-run blast to right field to put the Shorebirds in front 5-2.
Jordan Akins hit his second homer of the game to lead off the seventh to trim the deficit to 5-3.
the ninth inning, the Shorebirds added to their lead. Jerome Pena led
off with a drilled single into right field. Then, Delmonico was hit by a
pitch for the second time in the game. After Michael Ohlman walked to
load the bases, Connor Narron lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to
stretch the lead to 6-3. Brenden Webb beat out a double play on a
grounder to first to score Ohlman and increase the lead to 7-3.
Zach Petersime entered in the ninth inning and struck out Trever Adams to end the game. He allowed only one hit.
Eric Wooten tossed three innings and allowed just three hits and one run. He struck out one and did not issue a walk.
starter Eduardo Rodriguez earned the win over five innings, his second
straight win over the Crawdads. He yielded eight hits and just two
runs. Rodriguez fanned five and did not issue a walk.
The Shorebirds and Crawdads play game three of the series on Wednesday afternoon at 12:00pm. RHP Miguel Chalas is the scheduled starter for Delmarva.