Curve Win In Late Innings, Power and Spikes Fall

Delmarva Shorebirds �7, �West Virginia Power �1 (box)

The Power managed only one unearned run on 5 hits as they lost their second game in a row to Delmarva. �The game was a scoreless tie for the first 5 innings. �Power starter Jason Erickson scattered 3 hits over those 5 innings, but gave up a walk, a single, and a double to drive in 2 runs in the 6th. �Zach Foster relieved Erickson, but gav eup a single to the first batter he faced, bringing in another run (charged to Erickson). �Foster walked a batter in the 8th, and got two outs. � Then back-to-back doubles brought in two runs, and a 2-run homer made it 4 runs in the inning. �A triple followed the home run, but that runner was left on base as Ryan Kelly relieved Foster. �Kelly pitched the remaining two innings, and allowed only a walk.

A Power batter walked in each of the first four innings. �2B Jarek Cunningham and CF Evan Chambers each stole second base after their walks, and LF Jose Hernandez tried to steal but was caught in the 2nd. �Hernandez walked again in the 4th and 1B Aaron Baker was hit by a pitch. �Both advanced a base on a wild pitch, but none of those runners could get around to score.

Chambers had the Power’s first hit with a single in the 5th, and RF David Rubinstein doubled in the 6th and singled in the 8th, but again, they were left on base. �The only run the Power scored came in the 9th. �With one out, C Ramon Cabrera singled, and after a strikeout, DH Kyle Morgan doubled, sending Cabrera to third base. �A passed ball allowed Cabrera to score from third, ruled an unearned run.

Jamestown Jammers �6, �State College Spikes �0 (box)

The Spikes were held to just 2 hits tonight — singles by LF Adalberto Santos and CF Kyle Saukko. �Santos also walked 3 times, and C Matt Skirving walked once. �The 3rd inning was the only one in which the Spikes put two baserunners on at the same time: �Saukko led off with a single, and Santos walked two outs later.

Jamestown got to Spikes’ starter Brooks Pounders in the 1st inning. �After a single and a hit batter, a triple drove in two runs, and another single brought in the third run of the inning. �Pounders gave up only a single over the next two innings, then gave up a solo home run in the 4th. �Ryan Beckman took the mound in the 5th, and gave up 2 runs on a walk, another triple, and a single. �Beckman settled in after that inning, and retired 6 batters in order in the 6th and 7th innings. �Sandobal Septimo pitched a scoreless 8th inning for the Spikes, allowing a double but leaving that runner on base.

GCL Blue Jays �8, �GCL Pirates �1 (box)

It was all Blue Jays this afternoon in Bradenton, as the Pirates were held to just 4 hits. �The first 10 Pirates went down in order, until RF Junior Sosa recorded their first hit, a single up the middle in the 4th. �Sosa was out on a force play, and the Pirates were retired in order in the 5th inning too. �C Dylan Child singled to begin the 6th inning, and Sosa walked, but both were left stranded.

The Pirates’ remaining two hits came in the 7th, when they scored their only run. �LF Exicardo Cayonez singled with one out, then moved to second base on a balk. �SS Kevin Mort also singled, and that was what brought in Cayonez from second base. �2B Luis Solano also walked in the inning, as did CF Gregory Polanco in the 8th, but the Pirates did not score again.

Fraylin Campos made the start for the Pirates, and he suffered the loss as he allowed 2 runs in each of the first two innings. �Two singles, two wild pitches, and two doubles brought in the runs in the 2st, and a single, a fielding error by Solano, a double, and a sacrifice fly brought in two more in the 2nd (one of those was unearned). �Dovydas Neverauskas took over for Campos to begin the 4th, but he gave up three consecutive singles to the first three batters of the inning, loading the bases. �After a pop out, a walk forced in one run. �Another pop out, then two more singles drove in three more runs, giving the Blue Jays an 8-run lead.

Yomar Pacheco finished the 4th inning, then pitched 3 scoreless innings. �Pacheco gave up a walk and a single with two outs in the 9th, and he was relieved by Sheng-Cin Hong, who got a ground out to end the inning.

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