The BlueClaws topped Delmarva 3-0 on Tuesday at FirstEnergy Park.
LAKEWOOD, NJ - Adonis Medina struck out a 12 Shorebirds over seven scoreless innings as the BlueClaws topped Delmarva 3-0 on Tuesday night at FirstEnergy Park.
The win pulls the BlueClaws within 3 games of first place Hagerstown with five games left in the half. The Suns were rained out in Kannapolis on Tuesday.
Medina's 12 strikeouts were a new career high and the game also marked his third 10-strikeout game this year. He had fanned 10 twice previously - in April at West Virginia and in May against Greenville. The 12 strikeouts were also the most in a game by a BlueClaw this year.
The BlueClaws got two runs in the bottom of the first on back to back two-out RBI doubles from Darick Hall and Henri Lartigue.
Then in the fifth, Carlos Duran's RBI triple put the BlueClaws up 3-0.
Will Hibbs came on and threw two scoreless innings to earn his ninth save. He lowered his ERA to 1.04 after being named to the SAL All-Star Game earlier in the day.
Delmarva starter Lucas Humpal (3-5) gave up three runs over six innings with one walk and two strikeouts but took the loss.
David Martinelli, Raul Rivas, and Carlos Duran each had two hits for Lakewood in the win.
The series with Delmarva continues on Wednesday night. LHP Bailey Falter (2-3) starts for Lakewood opposite LHP Zach Muckenhirn (2-5).
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