Adam Hall and his Delmarva Shorebirds teammates offense was stuck in neutral all game long as the Kannapolis Intimidators went wire-to-wire in a 2-1 win at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Down 2 – 0 the Shorebirds finally cracked the scoreboard in the sixth. Jean Carlos Encarnacion walked to start the inning and advanced to second on a groundout. Encarnacion proceeded to swipe third base as Hall walked to put runners at the corners, prompting a Kannapolis pitching change. With Devon Perez in to replace Long, Zach Watson drew the third walk of the frame to load the bases. A passed ball then allowed Encarnacion to score and bring Delmarva to within 2-1.
Delmarva threatened in the eighth as they put the first two with singles from Encarnacion and Johnny Rizer. Perez buckled down, however, striking out three in a row to escape the jam. Perez earned his second hold of the season for his efforts, striking out five in 2.2 innings before handing the ball to Austin Conway for the ninth.