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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Hall & Delmarva Defeat West Virginia Power

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Adam Hall and his Delmarva Shorebirds teammates capped off a raucous homestand by thumping the West Virginia Power 8-3 at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Unlike the previous night’s barnburner, the bats stayed silent until West Virginia struck in the fourth.

In the fifth and down 2 - 0, Delmarva rallied to take the lead. Shayne Fontana beat out an infield single to start the frame and then moved to second on a flyout to center. Alexis Torres brought Fontana in as he blasted a double to left, cutting the Delmarva deficit to 2-1. Cody Roberts followed with an RBI single up the middle to tie the game. Jean Carlos Encarnacion kept the line moving with a line drive single to left, but the throw back in to second from left was wild, allowing Roberts to score and sending Encarnacion into second with the Shorebirds now ahead 3-2. Johnny Rizer capped the inning by fisting a grounder into center, scoring Encarnacion and giving Delmarva a 4-2 advantage.

Delmarva blew the game open in the eighth. With one away, Hall singled to right and then, despite being picked off first, was able to escape the pickle on an error to reach second safely. A wild pitch then sent Hall to third as Ryne Ogren proceeded to draw a walk. Seamus Curran came through in the clutch with a base knock to right, scoring Hall and moving Ogren to third. Fontana followed by slashing a two-run double into the left field corner, taking third on the throw home, and putting the Shorebirds up 7-3. Torres then grounded to short, but the throw to first was wild, allowing a run to score and letting Torres reach first safely with Delmarva now ahead 8-3, a more than conferrable margin for Peluffo to finish the game.
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