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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hall & Delmarva Shorebirds Reach 30 Wins

Adam Hall and his Delmarva Shorebirds teammates became the first Minor League Team this season to reach 30 wins, sweating one out over the Kannapolis Intimidators 2-0 at the Intimidators Stadium.

Scoreless in the top of the 10th, Alexis Torres began the inning at second base. Robbie Thorburn hit a grounder deep on the left side, and shortstop Lenyn Sosa's throw to get Torres at third was late. Hall followed with a slow roller to third for a fielder's choice, scoring Torres to finally put Delmarva on top. After a Cadyn Grenier single and passed ball, Doran Turchin lifted a sac fly to the warning track in right, plating Hall to make it 2-0 Delmarva.

Kannapolis began the 10th with Alex Destino at second, and he soon took third on a wild pitch. Luis Curbelo walked to put the tying run on base, but Delmarva reliever Matthew Hammonds put a stop to it there. Hammonds struck out Amado Nunez after a nine-pitch battle, got Jhoandro Alfaro to pop out to short, and fanned Travis Moniot on three pitches to finish off the Shorebirds' fifth shutout, the first of the extra-inning variety.

After Drew Rom set the tone with five scoreless innings of four-hit, no-walk, seven-strikeout ball, Matt De La Rosa picked up the win in relief for the Shorebirds. Just like Zach Matson the night before, De La Rosa retired 11 in a row on the way to four scoreless one-hit innings, walking none and fanning five.

Lane Ramsey bowed to Delmarva in extras for the second time, giving up both unearned runs on one hit in the 10th. Hammonds' save was his first of the season to finish off the combined five-hitter.

Delmarva's breakthrough in the 10th inning came after both teams came tantalizingly close to runs throughout the first nine. Delmarva left men in scoring position in the first, second, fourth, eighth, and ninth innings; Kannapolis had men in scoring position in the second and fourth in addition to their free runner in the 10th.
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