‘Birds Score 10 Unanswered Runs in 11-4 Rout of Wood Ducks

September 10, 2022 – Carolina League (CarL) – Delmarva Shorebirds News Release

SALISBURY MD. – After falling behind 4-1 early, the Delmarva Shorebirds played a nearly flawless game the rest of the way in a 11-4 win over the Down East Wood Ducks on Saturday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

With the win, the Shorebirds (49-81, 28-37) claimed an early series win over the Wood Ducks (65-66, 23-33) by taking four of the first five games.

Yosy Galan smacked a two-run homer, his 21st of the season, to get the Wood Ducks on the board in the first.

The Shorebirds immediately sliced ​​the deficit in half in the bottom of the first on an Isaac Bellony RBI single.

Jose Rodriguez cranked another two-run homer for the Wood Ducks in the second, his fourth of the season, to make it 4-1 Down East.

In the bottom of the second, the Shorebirds rallied to take a lead they never relinquished. After drawing three walks to load the bases, Elio Prado drew a fourth walk with two outs to force home a run. Doug Hodo then beat out an infield single to plate another run before Isaac Bellony walked to force in the tying run. Noelberth Romero then lined a single to left to give the ‘Birds a one-run lead, but Hodo was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

In the fourth, Carter Young and Prado both walked to start the frame. After a strikeout, Bellony singled home Young with Prado moving to third. Romero then scored Prado with a sacrifice fly to make it 7-4.

Wilkin Grullon smashed a two-run homer in the fifth, his third of the season, extending the Delmarva lead to 9-4. After two singles later in the inning put runners at the corners, Bellony roped another RBI single to make it 10-4.

The Shorebirds added one more run in the sixth on a Carter Young sacrifice fly to make it 11-4.

Cam Weston (2-0) earned the win for the Shorebirds with three perfect innings out of the bullpen, striking out four.

Josh Gessner (2-4) suffered the loss for the Wood Ducks, allowing five runs on two hits and five walks, striking out two.

The Shorebirds wrap their 2022 season with a final game against the Down East Wood Ducks on Sunday, September 11. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 pm with pregame coverage beginning at 1:50 pm on MiLB.TV and theshorebirds.com with Sam Jellinek on the call.

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