Two Out Hits Lift Shorebirds To 9-3 Win

Mikey Planeta goes 3-for-4 with four RBIs

Salisbury, Md. – The Delmarva Shorebirds (1-8) scored seven runs with two outs on the board to the defeat the West Virginia Power (5-5) 9-3 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Saturday night.  The win snaps an 11-game losing streak and is their first win since June 14.

The Shorebirds jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first.  With the bases loaded and two outs, Mikey Planeta hit a groundball down the right field line to score Brenden Webb and Jason Esposito.

The Power answered in the second.  Williams Louico issued three walks and Francisco Diaz lifted a sacrifice fly to left field to score Dan Gamache.

In the third inning, West Virginia starter Nick Kingham walked three batters to load the bases.  With two outs, Mikey Planeta doubled to left-center field to stretch the lead to 4-1.

The Shorebirds tacked on a run in the fifth on a two out grounder into right field by Connor Narron.

In the seventh inning, Jason Esposito keep the inning alive with a two out single.  Then, Joe Velleggia crushed a two-run homer to left-center field to extend the lead to 7-1.

In the eighth, the Power added two unearned runs against reliever Devin Jones.

The Shorebirds put the game out of reach in the bottom of the eighth.  Wynston Sawyer hit a two run homer to left field, his first of the season, to increase the lead to 9-3.

Jones picked up his first win of the season in 3.2 innings pitched.  He yielded three hits and struck out five batters.  Kingham took the loss over five innings.  He gave up six hits and five runs.

Zach Petersime entered in the ninth inning and retired the Power in order to end the game.

The Shorebirds and Power play game three of the series on Sunday night at 7:05pm.

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