Shorebirds split opening series with Salem: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21

The Delmarva Shorebirds split their opening series of the 2021 season with the Salem Red Sox, after a week full of rain outs and doubleheaders.

There was a lot of offensive success for the team this week, even though rain played a big factor in getting these games in.

Orioles No. 5 overall prospect, Gunnar Henderson, had himself a strong week, hitting two monster home runs that left Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

Catcher Jordan Cannon had an impressive series, going 6-for-14 with two home runs and four RBI, while big first baseman J.D. Mundy went 7-for-17 with a homer and four RBI.

A pair of Top-30 prospect infielders also saw success, as Jordan Westburg tallied seven RBI and hit a monster grand slam, and Darell Hernaiz hit a home run himself and tallied four RBI.

As for pitching, there were a few stand outs from the opening series who came in relief.

Adam Stauffer, 22, came out of the pen and was absolutely dominate. The young right-hander tossed 2.2 scoreless innings, picking up a win and striking out five in the process.

Left-hander Jake Prizina also had great week out of the pen. The 24-year-old threw 2.1 scoreless innings, while striking out four and picking up the win.

Here are the final scores from this week:

Game 1: SAL 4, DEL 7
W: Conroy (1-0), L: Scroggins (0-1), SV: Perkins (1)

Game 2: SAL 6, DEL 1
W: DiValerio (1-0), L: Lyons (0-1)

Game 3: SAL 4, DEL 8
W: Prizina (1-0), L: Zeferjahn (0-1), SV: Feliz (1)

Game 4: SAL 1, DEL 11
W: Stauffer (1-0), L: Rodriguez (0-1)

Game 5: SAL 6, DEL 1
W: Scroggins (1-1), L: Moore (0-1), SV: Walter (1)

Game 6: SAL 8, DEL 5
W: DiValerio (2-0), L: Conroy (1-1), SV: Roedahl (1)

The Shorebirds head on the road for the first time this season beginning Tuesday night against the 0-6 Fredericksburg Nationals. You can watch every Shorebirds game live on MiLB.TV.

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