Let’s try this again…Lakewood and Delmarva will resume a game suspended in the third inning yesterday before playing the regularly-scheduled game (a seven-inning game). We’ll roll through it all in this space for you.
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LAK: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (2-2, 5.29)
DEL: RHP Patrick Kantekevich (0-1, 1.45)
LAK: RHP Josh Zeid (4-4, 4.18)
DEL: LHP Nathan Moreau (2-2, 2.98)
Today’s Situation…The BlueClaws and Shorebirds will resume a game suspended last night in the top of the 3rd inning (0-0, one out, nobody on, and an 0-1 count on BlueClaws 2B Alan Schoenberger)…The game will be resumed as a nine-inning game and the regularly scheduled game (now a seven-inning game) will follow.
Batting (at) 3rd…BlueClaws UTL Stephen Batts is playing third in game one. He said it’s his first game at third base since his freshman year at East Carolina (2006). He had one chance yesterday and fielded a short-hop backhand, though Jonathan Singleton applied the tag on an errant throw to first base.
Not Boos, But Luuuugo…Ebelin Lugo, who joined the BlueClaws on his 20th birthday (4/23) has not allowed a run since May 26th, a span of 15 innings, and he’s allowed one run in his last 21.2 innings pitched…He earned his first pro save on 6/18 and threw three shutout in the clincher on 6/20.
5:06: 1-0 Lakewood on a SAC fly by Valle, his 28th RBI in his last 22 games.
5:36: Lakewood adds three in the 6th, all started by a leadoff walk to Singleton. Hewitt a SAC fly and 2-run double by Alan Schoenberger. 4-1 for Pettibone, looking for his 3rd win of the year.
5:58: Pettibone looks very sharp, just two runs through 5 innings. 4-2 Lakewood into the bottom of the 8th.
6:09: Castro adds his third hit, an RBI double. Pettibone out after 6 innings, 2 hits and 2 runs. Ellis looking for the save.
6:23: Ellis gets the save and Pettibone his first win in his last five starts. 5-2 final.
7:15: Underway in game two. Zeid works through a leadoff walk in the first.
7:43: Runs will be tough off Moreau, who has already fanned seven through three shutout innings. Zeid probably done after three scoreless as Massingham was loosening.
7:59: Will it be dark enough for the fireworks? 0-0 to the 5th (of 7).
8:09: Two out none on in the fifth against a pitcher they have two hits and 16 Ks against this year…Lafrenz double, Batts single, James double, of course…2-0 Lakewood.
8:43: Massingham three innings and a run, Lugo the save. 2-1 win and a 2-0 day for the BlueClaws.