The BlueClaws, behind Felix Paulino, threw their franchise record 20th shutout in a Saturday win over Delmarva.
SALISBURY, MD - Felix Paulino threw seven scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 10 as the BlueClaws topped Delmarva 2-0 on Saturday night at Perdue Stadium.
The BlueClaws (22-27/62-57) won their second straight game after a four-game losing streak. Delmarva (21-27/50-66) has now dropped two straight after winning the first game of the series on Thursday and 14 of their last 15 games overall.
The win was also Lakewood's 20th shutout of the season, setting a new franchise record. The 2006 BlueClaws team threw 19 shutouts en route to the first SAL title in team history. The BlueClaws are second in the minors with their 20 shutouts, four behind West Michigan (A, Tigers).
The BlueClaws got the only two runs of the game off Travis Seabrooke from two out and nobody on base in the top of the fifth inning. Raul Rivas drew a walk and then Jesus Alastre, who drove in the game-winning run on Friday night, doubled him in for the game's first run. Daniel Brito hit the next pitch into right field for an RBI single which gave the BlueClaws a 2-0 lead.
Seabrooke (3-7) came out after the fifth, allowing two runs on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
Paulino (3-7) meanwhile, set a new career high with 10 strikeouts, the eighth double-digit strikeout game by a BlueClaws pitcher this season. The right-hander walked two and gave up just four hits over his longest outing of the season.
Jake Kelzer threw a scoreless eighth for Lakewood and Addison Russ tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn his first professional save.
The BlueClaws and Shorebirds finish their four-game series on Sunday at 5:05 pm. RHP Adonis Medina (4-7) starts for Lakewood opposite RHP Matthias Dietz (2-8).
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