The Delmarva Shorebirds had one of the most clutch series this season, winning four of six games played against the Lynchburg Hillcats, with three of those victories being walk-offs.
As the season comes to an end, Delmarva looks for a miracle to make the playoffs in the home stretch. Thanks to a walk-off single by Dylan Beavers, a walk-off home run by Creed Willems and a walk-off single by Reed Trimble, the Shorebirds were clutch when it was needed.
Three players really showed out in this series, including two 2022 drafted players. First, let’s talk about the MVP of the series, and that is Jud “The Stud” Fabian.
Fabian had a series like no other. Playing in five of the six games, Fabian slashed .348/.423.826 with a 1.249 OPS, tallying eight hits, one double, two triples, two home runs and five RBIs.
Fabian, also known as the newly-promoted IronBird, finished an insane run as a Shorebird and is quickly climbing the minor league ladder.
Reed Trimble had a great series as well, and he arguably could have had a better series than Fabian.
In five games, Trimble slashed .368/.400/.526 with a .926 OPS. He had seven hits, one home run and eight RBIs.
Even though he did not have many extra base hits, Reed also had some great defensive plays and continues to dominant in Delmarva.
The final big hitter was 2022 draft selection, Dylan Beavers, who like Jud Fabian, has been dominating in his first season as a professional baseball player, and that continued in this series.
Beavers, in five games, slashed .316/.480/.579 with a 1.059 OPS. He had six hits, three doubles, a triple, two RBIs and six walks.
Beavers, along with Trimble, had a walk-off and played stellar defense in center field, as he continues to grow as a player and has huge potential.
After a 4-2 record in the series, Delmarva moves to 23-31 in the second half. They are tied with Lynchburg in last and are currently three games out of elimination and 10.5 games back from first.
Delmarva will put their own fate in their hands, as they will start a series against first place Frederickburg Tuesday, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST.
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