Gamboa Homers Twice, But BlueClaws Fall 4-3

Lakewood leaves bases loaded in ninth, splits series with Delmarva

By Lakewood BlueClaws | August 21, 2017 9:55 PM ET

Arquimedes Gamboa homered twice but the BlueClaws fell 4-3 to Delmarva on Monday at FirstEnergy Park. 

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LAKEWOOD, NJ - The BlueClaws loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning on Monday, looking for a second walk-off win in the weekend series with Delmarva, but Lakewood came up one hit short, falling 4-3 in the series finale with the Shorebirds.

After Lakewood loaded the bases off Steven Klimek, Luke Williams bounced out to the pitcher and Klimek got the out at home. Raul Rivas then grounded out to third base to end the game as Klimek earned his sixth save.

Alex Wells (11-5) earned his 11th win, allowing two runs in six innings as the Shorebirds took the 25th meeting of the season between the clubs, winning the season series 13-12.

Arquimedes Gamboa hit the first of his two home runs off wells in the first, but Delmarva tied the game in the third inning on Ryan McKenna's sixth home run of the season.

In the sixth, the Shorebirds took their first lead. Preston Palmeiro doubled with one out, the last batter faced by Adonis Medina. Jake Kelzer came in and gave up and RBI triple to Collin Woody and a two-run home run to Gerrion Grim. Grim's 16th home run of the season gave the Shorebirds a 4-2 lead.

Medina (4-9) was charged with two runs in 5.1 innings on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Gamboa went deep again in the eighth off Aaron Myers to pull Lakewood within one.

Steven Klimek came on in the ninth but was able to wiggle out of a jam to earn his sixth save.

Gamboa had three hits and two home runs to lead the BlueClaws. Adam Haseley and Darick Hall each had two in the loss.

The BlueClaws head to Hagerstown and open a three-game series with the Suns on Tuesday night at 7:05 pm. LHP Bailey Falter (7-6) starts for Lakewood opposite RHP Matt DeRosier (2-3).

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