Salisbury, MD - Branden Boggetto scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning on Thursday night against the Delmarva Shorebirds to give the Hagerstown Suns a 1-0 win at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Suns improve to 4-10 in the second half and are 31-51 overall in 2018. Hagerstown
Salisbury, MD - Branden Boggetto scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning on Thursday night against the Delmarva Shorebirds to give the Hagerstown Suns a 1-0 win at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Suns improve to 4-10 in the second half and are 31-51 overall in 2018. Hagerstown and Delmarva will play the series finale on Friday with a 7:05 PM first pitch.
Hagerstown starter Tomas Alastre and Delmarva starter DL Hall each went three innings without allowing a hit to the opposition, but the Shorebirds were able to get a knock against Alastre in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Zach Jarrett worked a full count before singling back to Alastre, reaching on the play. Jarrett was put-out at second when Trevor Craport grounded into a force at shortstop. Craport attempted to steal second base, but Suns catcher Alex Dunlap threw him out to end the inning to keep the game scoreless.
Alastre lasted the rest of his six innings without allowing another hit and Carlos Acevedo entered out of the bullpen to continue the effort. Delmarva was able to collect a hit in the ninth off the righty, with Craport singling on a ground ball to third for the Shorebirds second hit of the day. Acevedo retired the next two batters to send the game into extra innings.
The Suns broke through against Delmarva reliever Ryan Wilson in the 10th inning for both their first hit and run. With Boggetto starting the inning at second base, Dunlap bunted for a single to move Boggetto to third. Nick Choruby came to the plate, but a wild pitch allowed Boggetto to score and Dunlap to move into second while giving the Suns a 1-0 lead. Acevedo retired the Shorebirds in order in the bottom of the frame to give the Suns a 1-0 victory, forcing a rubber match on Friday to conclude the three-game series.
Alastre allowed one hit over his six scoreless innings of work, issuing two walks with six strikeouts. Acevedo (1-4) went four scoreless innings in the win, holding the Shorebirds to one hit and two walks with seven strikeouts.
Notes: Alastre allowed one hit on Thursday, which ties the team-low for hits allowed by a starter who pitched five or more innings… He recorded his fifth quality start of the season and is the active leader on the Suns… Alastre's six strikeouts tie his season-high… His six innings of work tie his career-high, which he's achieved four times… All four times have happened this season with the Suns... Thursday was the first game since May 12 that Alastre hasn't hit a batter in a start… Thursday was the seventh straight outing that Alastre threw five or more innings in a start… Acevedo's seven strikeouts was a season high and fell one short of his career mark… Boggetto went 0-4, snapping his nine-game hit streak that dated all the way back to May 10 with two stints with the A+ Potomac Nationals breaking up the games… The last time Hagerstown won a game 1-0 was June 26, 2017 at Delmarva… Hagerstown's last shutout was June 25, 2018 at Delmarva in a 5-0 win… The Suns are now 6-8 against the Shorebirds in the season series… There are five games left to play against the Shorebirds in 2018, with the winner of the season series also becoming the inaugural winner of the Governor's Cup trophy… Hagerstown will finish the three-game series with Delmarva on Friday night with a 7:05 PM first pitch… The Suns will send RHP RHP Kyle Johnston (2-2, 3.14 ERA) to the mound against Shorebirds RHP Jhon Peluffo (1-4, 7.85).