The BlueClaws dropped a 13-inning decision to Delmarva on Monday in the regular season finale.
LAKEWOOD, NJ - Delmarva scored five times in the 13th inning and topped the BlueClaws 9-5 in the Labor Day season finale at FirstEnergy Park.
The BlueClaws finish the year at 46-23/87-51, the most wins in a year in their 18-year team history while Delmarva finishes at 33-34/68-66. They clinch a winning record on the last day of the year.
The Shorebirds scored five in the 13th off Tyler Fallwell, taking the lead on a single by Kirvin Mosequit. The inning included a two-run single by Ryan Ripken.
After neither team scored in the 10th, Delmarva took the lead in the 11th on a two-out RBI single from Branden Becker off Luis Carrasco to take a 3-2 lead. Lakewood, however, tied the game in the bottom of the 11th on a fielder's choice groundout from Josh Stephen.
Both teams scored in the 12th, with Lakewood tying the game on a Jake Scheiner single. Lakewood, however, left the bases loaded in the 12th after they did the same in the 10th.
Lakewood tied the game in the seventh inning, scoring twice off Timothy Naughton. Simon Muzziotti's RBI single brought home one and Jake Scheiner hit a SAC fly to drive in the tying run, leveling the score at 2-2.
Delmarva opened the scoring in the second inning on a one-out, two-run single by Will Robertson to jump out to a 2-0 lead.
Those would be the only two runs allowed by Kyle Young, who went four innings in his first BlueClaws start since July 4th.
Shorebirds starter Cameron Ming threw six scoreless innings but did not factor in the decision.
Fallwell (1-1) took the loss while Nick Vespi (6-6) earned the win in relief.
Madison Stokes and Gregori Rivero each had three hits for the BlueClaws in the loss.
The BlueClaws open the 2018 SAL Northern Division Championship Series on the road Wednesday night at Kannapolis and will host Game Two on Friday night.
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