Written by Bret Lasky
The Delmarva Shorebirds (8-5) outhit the Kannapolis Intimidators (7-6) 13 to six en route to a 6-4 win in game two of the series on Tuesday night at CMC-Northeast Stadium. The Shorebirds set a season high with 13 hits.
The Shorebirds got on the board in the first inning. With two outs, Joel Hutter singled up the middle. Christian Walker extended his hit streak to 11 games with a liner into center field. Then, Creede Simpson drove a double to the wall in center field to give the Shorebirds a 2-0 lead.
In the third, Tucker Nathans lifted a home run to right-center field to increase the lead to 3-0.
After Shorebirds starter Parker Bridwell retired 12 batters in a row between the first and fourth innings, Kannapolis plated two runs in the fifth. With the bases loaded and two outs, Micah Johnson singled to center to trim the deficit to 3-2.
The Shorebirds answered with three runs in the top of the sixth to grab a 6-2 lead. With two outs, Simpson picked up his third RBI of the day to score Nathans. Torsten Boss followed with a single off the glove of diving first baseman Rangel Ravelo to stretch the lead to 5-2. Adrian Marin then connected on a triple to deep center to score Boss from first.
Bridwell earned the win over five innings. He allowed three hits and two runs.
Miguel Chalas replaced Bridwell in the sixth inning and tossed three innings and allowed one run. He only surrendered one hit. Mychal Givens got two outs in the ninth before Matt Price recorded the final out to earn his third save.
Hutter paced the Shorebirds offense with three hits.
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