Adam Hall and his Delmarva Shorebirds teammates took their revenge after being shut out the night before, defeating the Lakewood BlueClaws 8-4 at FirstEnergy Park.
The Shorebirds got to James McArthur with one out in the top of the third. Hall got hit by a pitch, then Robert Neustrom walked and Cadyn Grenier also got plunked to load the bases. Edison Lantigua came up next and slashed a single past a diving first baseman and into right, scoring Hall and Neustrom to get Delmarva on the board at 2-0.
Jaylen Ferguson followed with a screaming double off the left field wall, plating two more. Ben Breazeale came up next and bounced an automatic RBI double into the center field bushes, and Ryne Ogren capped the scoring with his own two-sacker up the right center gap, bringing in Breazeale to put the Shorebirds on top 6-0. McArthur came out of the game after the seventh straight batter reached in Ogren.
Delmarva tacked on two more for good measure in the sixth. Alexis Torres led off with a double, then two batters later Neustrom lashed a double of his own into the right field corner, scoring Torres. Grenier followed with an RBI single, making it an 8-0 Shorebird lead.
With the Shorebirds closing in on a shutout, the BlueClaws made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth. Down to his final strike, Cole Stobbe launched a solo homer down the left field line, ruining Delmarva's clean sheet. Malvin Matos followed with a double and Ben Pelletier went yard to left, cutting it to 8-3. Jonathan Guzman then doubled and Rafael Marchan singled him home, making it four two-out runs for Lakewood. Luis Garcia came up next and hit a frozen rope right to first, and Breazeale squeezed his mitt with the elusive 27th out assured.