CHARLESTON, SC - DL Hall earned his first career win behind six scoreless innings, anchoring the Delmarva Shorebirds' 6-0 shutout win over the Charleston RiverDogs on Wednesday night at Joe Riley Park.
Hall (1-5), the No. 4 prospect in the Orioles' system, faced just one over the minimum in his career-long six innings, stretching his scoreless streak to 15.2 innings. He gave up just two hits - both singles - walked none, and struck out a career-best eight on 79 pitches, helping the Shorebirds (12-8, 47-40) secure their 10th clean sheet of the season.
Deivi Garcia (1-3) absorbed the loss for the RiverDogs (12-6, 45-41), surrendering five runs (four earned) on four hits in 4.1 innings while walking four and striking out six.
The Shorebirds broke through against Garcia in the top of the third. Ben Breazeale led off with a walk, then Will Robertson hit a tailor-made grounder to short that Wilkerman Garcia whiffed on. Kirvin Moesquit then drew a walk to load the bases, and Cadyn Grenier cleared those bases with a three-run double to the left-center gap, putting Delmarva in the driver's seat at 3-0.
In the fifth, Zach Jarrett teed off on a tired Garcia, belting a line drive solo home run to left, his 11th on the year and first since May 30. Two batters later, Ryan Ripken took Garcia deep to right for his fifth homer of the year, knocking Charleston's starter out of the game and boosting the lead to 5-0.
Alex Katz took the baton from Hall in the seventh. He gave up back-to-back singles to lead off the inning but got out of it on a popup and double play. In the eighth, the RiverDogs got three straight singles from Carlos Vidal, Leonardo Molina, and Welfrin Mateo, loading the bases with nobody out. Katz dug in and struck out two in a row before getting Wilkerman Garcia to ground into a force at third, stranding all three runners.
Delmarva added one more run in the ninth. Trevor Craport led off with a single and got to third base on a wild pitch and deep flyout. Jean Carrillo then rolled over a grounder that snuck through the left side for a single, scoring Craport to give the game its final margin.
Nick Vespi nailed down a scoreless ninth inning to wrap up the clean sheet. The Shorebirds are the third SAL team this year to reach double-digit clean sheets and surpassed their 2017 total of nine.
Grenier paced the Shorebird attack, going 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and his first three RBIs. Jarrett and Ripken each belted solo home runs, while Breazeale drew three of the eight walks Delmarva worked off of Charleston pitching on the night.
Oswaldo Cabrera had two of the eight hits for the RiverDogs, while Chris Hess doubled in the ninth for their only extra-base knock.
The Shorebirds go for the early series win over the RiverDogs on Thursday. Jhon Peluffo (2-4, 6.82) gets the nod for Delmarva against Charleston's Jio Orozco (1-1, 3.05). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., and pregame coverage on Fox Sports 960 AM and the MiLB First Pitch App begins at 6:50 with Will DeBoer on the call.
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