Adam Hall's teammates Grayson Rodriguez and Tyler Joyner carved up the Hagerstown Suns as the Delmarva Shorebirds breezed to victory, winning 2-1 on Monday afternoon at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Rodriguez (6-0) went a career-high seven innings for the Shorebirds (39-11), allowing one run on two hits, while walking one and striking out eight. The Orioles' No. 4 prospect needed exactly 100 pitches to mow down the Suns and finished strong by setting down 13 of the final 14 hitters he faced.
Francys Peguero (2-4) took the hard-luck loss for the Suns (23-28) after tossing five innings and allowing two unearned runs on seven hits. Joyner notched his fifth save of the season for Delmarva, striking out one over two scoreless.
A two-out error in the bottom of the first allowed Hall to reach base for Delmarva. Doran Turchin made Hagerstown pay for the miscue, ripping a double into the left field corner to score Hall from first and open the scoring at 1-0 Shorebirds.
Ryne Ogren singled to begin the fifth, and after a popup Robbie Thorburn laced a single to left. Hall loaded the bases when he reached on another error at short. Following a strikeout, Will Robertson bounced a ball to third that Gilbert Lara dove and collected, but his throw to second for the force was late, allowing Ogren to score and putting the Shorebirds up 2-0.
Hagerstown got that run back immediately in the sixth. Cody Wilson lashed a one-out double by a diving Thorburn in left and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Justin Connell plated Wilson when he bounced out to second, cutting the Shorebird lead to 2-1.
Connell singled with one out in the ninth to put the tying run on for the Suns, but Joyner induced a groundout and flyout to seal the game, and the series, for Delmarva.
Robertson posted his second three-hit game of the season for the Shorebirds, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Thorburn collected his 13th multi-hit game of the month, finishing 2-for-4. Ogren reached base safely three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk, run, and stolen base. Turchin also had two hits, including the RBI double.