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Sunday, August 04, 2019
Hall & Delmarva Fall in Extra Innings

The Charleston RiverDogs rallied to tie it in the bottom of the ninth and win it in the 10th to stun Adam Hall and his Delmarva Shorebirds teammates 3-2 on Sunday night at Joe Riley Park.

After the game started an hour late due to rain, the Shorebirds immediately hopped in front in the first inning. Hall and Jean Carlos Encarnacion worked back-to-back two-out walks, and Ogren then pulled a low liner down the left field line for a two-run double, putting Delmarva in the driver's seat at 2-0.

With the Shorebirds leading 2-0 heading into the ninth, Welfrin Mateo poked a one-out single and Ryan Lidge worked a full count walk. Eduardo Torrealba then hit a grounder to second that could have ended the game, but the ball skidded underneath Ryne Ogren's glove and into center, allowing Mateo to score to make it 2-1. After a strikeout, Oswald Peraza stared down the potential final strike and drew a full count walk to load the bases. Then on a 2-2 pitch with Canaan Smith at the plate, Delmarva's Felix Bautista threw wildly to the plate, allowing pinch runner Oliver Dunn to scamper home, and the RiverDogs drew even at 2-2 to force extras.

Delmarva failed to score in the top of the 10th, and Smith began the bottom of the 10th at second base for Charleston. After two quick outs, Eric Wagaman walked to bring up Mateo, who slashed a gaper to right center for a walkoff single, scoring Smith to set off a wild celebration for the RiverDog faithful.
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