Wells Stymies BlueClaws; Shorebirds Win 2-1

Delmarva snaps 12-game losing streak with series opening win over Lakewood

By Lakewood BlueClaws | August 10, 2017 9:48 PM ET

The BlueClaws dropped the opener in Delmarva 2-1 on Thursday night. 

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SALISBURY, MD - Alex Wells gave up one run over six innings and improved to 4-1 against Lakewood as Delmarva topped the BlueClaws 2-1 on Thursday night at Perdue Stadium.

The Shorebirds (21-25/50-64) snapped their 12-game losing streak and won their first game since July 29th while the BlueClaws (20-27/60-57) dropped their fourth straight game, matching their longest losing streak of the season.

Wells, now 4-0 against the BlueClaws, allowed just three hits while Lakewood did not get a base-runner off the Delmarva bullpen. Matt Trowbridge threw a perfect seventh and eighth while Jake Bray threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 13th save of the season.

Delmarva opened the scoring in the bottom of the second inning when Milton Ramos singled home Jake Ring with the game's first run.

The Shorebirds' lead was short-lived, as Daniel Brito hit a two-out RBI double in the third, bringing home Jesus Alastre to tie the game.

Neither team scored again until the sixth inning. In that inning, Luis Carrasco gave up an infield single to Collin Woody, who reached second base on a throwing error on Arquimedes Gamboa. Carrasco was then taken out in favor of Tyler Hallead. After two walks, Hallead threw a wild pitch which allowed Woody to score the go-ahead run, and the last run of the game.

Brito, Gamboa, and Luke Williams had the only three hits of the game for the BlueClaws, who have lost six of their eight games at Perdue Stadium in the second half.

Cole Billingsley and Collin Woody had two hits apiece for Delmarva.

The series with Delmarva continues on Friday night at 7:05 pm. RHP Gustavo Armas (1-1) starts for Lakewood opposite RHP Lucas Humpal (6-10).

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