BlueClaws get the early lead in the first inning
The scoring started in this game in the top of the first inning when Jersey Shore’s Rudy Rott reached on a fielding error, which allowed Jhailyn Ortiz to score to give their team a 1-0 lead.
Rocks tie it up in the seventh inning
After the little blip in the first inning, Wilmington’s pitcher Joan Adon would pitch four scoreless innings in the game. Adon would exit after seeing three batters in the sixth inning as he gave up four hits, one run, three walks, and five strikeouts in the game.
Tyler Dyson would come in for Adon as he would get the Blue Claws to end the inning with a double play.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Rocks would finally get a run on the board.
The action on the bases for Wilmington started with Jacob Rhinesmith earning a walk to the first base.
Omar Meregildo would be the next batter up as he hit a double to left field, which would advance Rhinesmith to third base.
Two batters later, Gilbert Lara would hit a line drive single to second base, which would bring home Rhinesmith to tie the game at one run.
Wilmington takes the lead in the eighth & BlueClaws tied it back up in the ninth
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Blue Rocks would take their first lead of the game when Jacob Rhinesmith hit a two-out single to right field, which allowed Armond Upshaw to score to give their team a 2-1 advantage.
Wilmington’s lead did not last long as Jersey Shore’s Herbert Iser hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game up at two.
Blue Rocks win 3-2 in 10 innings!
Nine innings would not be enough to get a winner in this one as it would head into extra innings.
Rocks pitcher Tyler Dyson would exit the game in the tenth inning as he went 3.2 innings, gave up one hit, one run, one earned run, three walks, six strikeouts, and a home run.
Alex Troop would come in the game for Dyson, which he would dominate the inning as he had two strikeouts and zero hits.
Wilmington’s bullpen did their job, now it was up to their offense to get them an extra-innings win, and they would deliver on that too.
The action in the bottom of the tenth inning started with Jake Alu taking his spot at second base, which would be followed by Armond Upshaw earning a walk.
Two batters later, Yasel Antuna would push in the winning run when he hit into a sacrifice fly to left field, which brought home Alu and the win for the Rocks.