Greensboro, NC - The Delmarva Shorebirds (22-38) recovered from down 6-0 to defeat the Greensboro Grasshoppers (26-33) 7-6 on Thursday night at NewBridge Bank Park.
The Grasshoppers jumped on Shorebirds starter Bennett Parry in the first inning. Justin Bohn and Colin Moran hit back-to-back singles. With two outs, Jesus Solorzano reached on a walk. Then, Viosergy Rosa hit a grand slam home run to right field to put the Grasshoppers up 4-0.
In the sixth inning, Greensboro extended the lead on a two-run home run to left field by Matt Juengel.
Greensboro starter Chipper Smith tossed a season long six innings. He held the Shorebirds to three hits and struck out nine batters.
Shorebirds starter Bennett Parry retired 11 in a row between the second and fifth innings, but gave up two home runs, which accounted for all six of the Grasshoppers runs.
The Shorebirds fought back in the seventh inning against reliever Blake Logan. With one out, Lucas Herbst and Joel Hutter hit back-to-back singles. With two outs, Kris Richards drew a walk to load the bases. Then, Gregory Lorenzo hit a line drive single to right field to cut the deficit to 6-2. Adrian Marin followed with a three-run home run to left field, his fourth of the year, to trim the deficit to 6-5.
The Shorebirds completed the comeback in the eighth inning. With a man aboard, Hutter smacked a two-run home run to left field, his third homer of the series and fifth of the year to put the Shorebirds in front 7-6. Hutter finished with eight RBIs in the series against Greensboro.
Harry Marino replaced Parry in the sixth inning and tossed 2.1 scoreless innings. Marino did not allow a hit.
In the ninth inning, David Richardson came on and induced a double play to close out the game.
The Shorebirds travel to Lakewood, NJ to begin a three-game series on Friday, August 23 at 7:05pm.