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Birds End Sixth Game Skid With 14-1 Pounding of Hagerstown

August 29, 2007 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Delmarva Shorebirds News Release

Hagerstown, Md.- The Delmarva Shorebirds scored six runs in the first inning and scored at least one run in seven of the remaining eight to rout Hagerstown 14-1 Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium, snapping a six game losing streak.

David Cash had two extra base hits and four RBI to lead Delmarva offensively and five other Shorebirds had multi hit games. Todd Davison had three hits, two RBI and scored three runs for the ‘Birds. Billy Rowell had three hits as well and scored twice. Michael Pierce, Victor Castillo and Danny Figueroa had two hits apiece. Castillo drove in two and Pierce hit a solo blast in the third inning, his fifth of the season.

Left handed pitcher Cole McCurry made his Shorebirds debut going six shutout innings allowing just two hits and striking out four to pick up the win. Mick Mattaliano also made his debut with Delmarva, coming out of the bullpen throwing two shutout innings with a strikeout. Bruce Galloway pitched the ninth inning allowing the Suns only run with two outs on a single from Trevor Lawhorn, who was 2-4.

The ‘Birds evened the current series at a game apiece and the season series with the Suns at 14 games with the final meeting Thursday night at 7:05pm. Delmarva's Zach Clark (2-3, 3.35 ERA) will make his final start of the season and Hagerstown will send Chris Lugo (2-5, 5.60 ERA) to the hill.

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