In a game that played out like a heavyweight title fight - and lasted all 15 rounds, Adam Hall and his Delmarva Shorebird teammates stood tall at the final bell, outboxing the Greenville Drive 5-3 at Fluor Field at the West End.
In the third and down 1 – 0, Robbie Thorburn singled with one out and Hall followed with a double to put men on second and third. After a groundout, Seamus Curran hit a grounder down the third base line that Howlett misplayed, allowing both Thorburn and Hall to score to put the Shorebirds up 2-1.
The Drive answered in the bottom of the third. Williams led off with a single, then after a walk and a sac bunt Casas singled him home to knot it at 2-2. Greenville then took the lead in the fourth as Esplin singled, stole second, and scored on two wild pitches. After the Drive loaded the bases in the same inning with two out, Matson came out of the bullpen and got Casas to tap out back to the mound on the first pitch.
Delmarva finally broke through in the seventh. Cadyn Grenier worked a leadoff walk, and Curran singled. After a Doran Turchin sac bunt moved both runners up, Breazeale scraped the Monster with a double, scoring Grenier. Curran got thrown out trying to score as well, but the Shorebirds had their lead again at 4-3.