Crowd of 6,841 flock to Perdue Stadium for home finale
Salisbury, Md. – The Delmarva Shorebirds (23-42) scored three runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Lakewood BlueClaws (33-32) 6-4 in the final home game of the season on Thursday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in front of 6,841 fans.
Lakewood jumped out early on Juan Guzman and scored two runs in the first inning. Maikel Franco doubled home Aaron Altherr and Kelly Dugan scored on a wild pitch.
The Shorebirds tied the game in the fourth inning. Michael Ohlman hit a two run double to deep center field to even the score at 2-2.
Lakewood took a 4-2 lead in the fifth inning on a two run homer by Aaron Altherr.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Shorebirds scored three runs to build a 6-4 lead. Lucas Herbst singled to lead off the inning and later scored as Gregory Lorenzo beat out a potential double play ball that would have ended the inning. Then, Connor Narron ripped a double to right field to score two runs and give the Shorebirds a 6-4 edge.
Jason McCracken earned the win over 2.1 innings. He yielded five hits, but no runs. Gene Escat entered in the eighth inning with the bases and picked up a five out save. He struck out three of the five batters he faced.
Narron paced the Shorebirds offense with three hits, two doubles, and two RBIs. Orioles 2012 third round draft pick Adrian Marin went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
The Shorebirds travel to Charleston, West Virginia for the final series of the year starting on Friday, August 31.