In a marathon slugfest, Adam Hall and his Delmarva Shorebirds outlasted the West Virginia Power 10-9 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium as Delmarva wins 80 games for first time since 1998.
Trailing 9-8 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Shorebirds surged ahead for good on a couple extra-base hits. Nick Horvath began the inning with a bang, belting a solo homer to left, his sixth of the season, to tie the game at 9-9. Later in the inning with two outs, Jean Carlos Encarnacion jump started a rally with an infield single. Johnny Rizer then brought Encarnacion home from first by scorching a triple to right center, giving the Shorebirds a 10-9 lead that they would not relinquish.
Down 6 – 3 in the top of the second, the Shorebirds rallied to take the lead in the bottom of the second. Edison Lantigua and Encarnacion knocked base hits to begin the frame and start the rally. After a flyout, Hall lined a single up the middle to load the bases. Ogren followed by rapping a single up the middle, scoring two, putting Delmarva down by just one, 6-5. A groundout moved Hall to third and Ogren to second and, Curran brought them around to score as he blasted another double to right, giving the Shorebirds the lead again at 7-6.
Hall was never retired in the game, going 1-for-1 with a run scored, three walks, and a hit by pitch.