The Blueclaws offense came to life after being shutout in a 1-0 loss to Delmarva the night before. They scored five runs in the first three innings and added some insurance runs in the final three innings.
Three errors by the Shorebirds helped extend the Blueclaws’ rally in the second inning. Only four of Lakewood’s runs were charged to Delmarva’s pitchers and only five RBIs were recorded by Lakewood hitters despite the eight runs scored.
Josh Tobias was 3-5 with an RBI, raising the second baseman’s batting average to .280 on the season.
Right fielder Jorge Pujols was also 3-5 hitting third, and drove in a run and scored his own.
Tobias, Pujols, and outfielder Jiandido Tromp each had a stolen base.
The club’s top pitcher Franklyn Kilome bounced back after a rough start to the season by going six innings and striking out five. He allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk. The Phillies eighth overall prospect lowered his ERA to a still-troubled 5.89. Fridays game gave Kilome his first win of the season, making him 1-4 this year.
Drew Anderson will take the mound for just the second time this season for Lakewood. The 22-year-old impressed in his first start by throwing five two-hit innings with one run, one walk, and five strike outs after missing all of 2015 with Tommy John surgery.