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Shorebirds Lose by One Run for Second Straight Night

August 24, 2023

Lynchburg Holds Off Delmarva Again to Take Series Lead Shorebirds Lose by One Run for Second Straight Night LYNCHBURG, VA: The Delmarva Shorebirds (21-29) were narrowly defeated for the second straight night as they were edged by the Lynchburg Hillcats (29-22) by a 4-3 score on Thursday night. The Hillcats

Lynchburg Holds Off Delmarva Again to Take Series Lead

Shorebirds Lose by One Run for Second Straight Night

*LYNCHBURG, VA: *The Delmarva Shorebirds (21-29) were narrowly defeated for the second straight night as they were edged by the Lynchburg Hillcats (29-22) by a 4-3 score on Thursday night.

The Hillcats grabbed the lead in the opening inning on a bases-loaded walk to Jose Devers, followed by an RBI groundout by Guy Lipscomb to put Delmarva behind quickly 2-0.

The Shorebirds would get one of those runs back in the top of the third on a sacrifice fly by Matthew Etzel to score Mac Horvath from third base, making it a 2-1 game.

The advantage for Lynchburg would quickly grow back to two runs in the bottom of the frame as Guy Lipscomb scored Maick Collado with a triple to put the Hillcats ahead 3-1.

They would add on in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Collado, giving Lynchburg their largest lead of the game at 4-1.

But the Shorebirds began their comeback attempt in the seventh as they scored two runs on a sacrifice fly by Mac Horvath, with Matthew Etzel driving another run one home moments later on an infield hit as Tavian Josernberger scored to cut the deficit down to 4-3.

However, Delmarva was unable to get the tying run across in the final two innings and would fall in game three to the Hillcats by a score of 4-3.

Yorman Gomez (7-8) earned the win in relief for the Hillcats with starter Juan De Los Santos (1-8) taking the loss for the Shorebirds. Jay Driver (1) was given the save.

Delmarva will look to bounce back on Friday night as Seth Johnson gets the ball in a Minor League Rehab start against Austin Peterson for the Hillcats with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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