Jason Esposito hits fifth homer of season
Salisbury, Md. – For a second straight night, the Lakewood BlueClaws (21-18) scored early and used solid pitching to defeat the Delmarva Shorebirds (15-22) 9-1 on Tuesday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
Lakewood sprinted to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run homer to right field by Kelly Dugan, his tenth of the season.
The BlueClaws added a run in the fourth and three more in the fifth to build a 6-0 lead. In the fifth inning, Maikel Franco lined a two run homer to left field.
The Shorebirds only run of the night came in the fifth inning on a solo homer to left field by Jason Esposito, his fifth of the season.
Lakewood starter Moises Rivas allowed five hits and one run over 5.2 innings to earn the win.
The BlueClaws added three runs in the seventh and held the Shorebirds in check the remainder of the night.
Shorebirds starter Miguel Chalas took the loss over 4.2 innings pitched. He surrendered eight hits and five earned runs.
Michael Ohlman and Jason Esposito each went 2-for-4 for Delmarva.
The Shorebirds and BlueClaws play game three of the series on Wednesday night at 7:05pm. For tickets and more information, contact the Shorebirds at 410-219-3112.