Hit Parade; Claws Have 21 Hits in 14-1 Win Over Delmarva

Lakewood pulls within 1.5 games of first place with four to play

By Lakewood BlueClaws | June 14, 2017 10:28 PM ET

The BlueClaws pounded out 21 hits in a 14-1 win over Delmarva on Wednesday. 

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LAKEWOOD, NJ - Mickey Moniak and Raul Rivas each had four hits and the BlueClaws hit three home runs in the seventh en route to a 14-1 win over Delmarva on Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Park.

Lakewood pounded out 21 hits in the win, one off their nine-inning franchise record of 22 set on May 4, 2014 in Asheville (the overall franchise record of 26 came in a 22-inning game in 2006). The BlueClaws scored 14 runs in the game, a new season high and their margin of victory tied their largest since July 3, 2006, a 15-0 win against Delmarva.

In addition to Moniak and Rivas with four hit games, Darick Hall had two and drove in four runs. Brett Barbier and David Martinelli also had three hits. Carlos Duran had two hits and drove in five.

Lakewood capped the night with a six-run seven seventh which included home runs by Hall (10th), Brett Barbier (2nd) and Duran (1st).

The winner was Lakewood starter Bailey Falter (3-3), who threw five shutout innings. Tyler Hallead followed with two scoreless in relief and Casey Brown gave up one run.

The BlueClaws got on the board in the first inning on an RBI single from Hall. They added another run in the second inning on an RBI single from Raul Rivas. In the fourth, Hall picked up an RBI drawing a bases loaded walk.

Lakewood opened the game up in the bottom of the fifth inning. The inning started with two hits and Carlos Duran's two-run double put Lakewood up 6-0. Two batters later, a SAC fly from Raul Rivas made it 7-0 and Darick Hall added a SAC fly for his third RBI of the game to put Lakewood up 8-0.

Delmarva starter Zach Muckenhirn (2-6) gave up seven runs on 12 hits over four innings, plus the first four batters of the fifth, who all scored.

With Hall's four RBIs, he has 45 on the season and 41 in his last 41 games.

The series with Delmarva wraps up on Thursday night at 7:05 pm. LHP Nick Fanti (4-0) starts for Lakewood opposite RHP Matthias Dietz (0-5, 5.71).

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