Delmarva's Pitching Too Good in Shutout of Intimidators

By Kannapolis Intimidators | June 5, 2019 10:03 PM

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - The Kannapolis Intimidators (26-33) weren't able to replicate Tuesday's hitting performance on Wednesday against the Delmarva Shorebirds (44-14) and fell 3-0 on the night.

Delmarva ended Johan Dominguez's (L, 2-3) 21 inning scoreless streak right away in the top of the first inning. J.C. Encarnacion led off the game with a single, stolen base, and then advanced to third on a balk from Dominguez. Adam Hall then hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Encarnacion and give Delmarva an early 1-0 lead.

The Shorebirds then doubled that lead in the top of the third inning after Hall and Doran Turchin strung together back-to-back two-out hits, as Turchin's double scored Hall to increase Delmarva's lead, 2-0.

Gray Fenter (W, 5-1) took a perfect game for Delmarva into the bottom of the fifth, but with two outs in the inning, Amado Nunez was finally able to give Kannapolis its first baserunner of the game with a single up the middle. The next batter eventually struck out and nothing came of the hit.

Neither team scored any runs in the inning, but the sixth inning was still notable. In the bottom of the sixth, Ian Dawkins tallied his 20th straight game with a hit (31st straight reaching base safely), now the longest streak in the South Atlantic League.

Johan Dominguez finished his day with an official line of 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, and was relieved by a pair of Perez's.

In the seventh inning, Wilber Perez came in and pitched a clean inning, outside of one walk. Devon Perez came in for the final two innings and gave up an unearned run in the top of the eighth when an Amado Nunez error led to Alexis Torres eventually scoring.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Intimidators got back-to-back hits to start the inning, including one from Dawkins that gave him his 22nd multi-hit game of the season. However, they ultimately couldn't prevent the shutout and fell on Wednesday Night, 3-0.

Kannapolis will begin a seven-game road trip Thursday Night at Augusta with Davis Martin (3-4, 6.95 ERA) on the mound.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

View More