Pure and simple ... it was a case of ups and downs at Municipal Stadium on Wednesday.
The Hagerstown Suns got their pitches up and Delmarva got its pitches down.
When it was over, the Shorebirds had their run total up. For the Suns, the runs column was way down.
Delmarva unleashed an 18-hit attack - with at least one hit in every inning - while Hagerstown let three prime scoring chances go by the wayside in the Shorebirds' 10-1 victory.
"This was one of the games where you just tip your cap to them," said Hagerstown manager Darnell Coles. "They hit well. They ran the bases well. And they pitched well. For some reason, we kept getting the ball up and they were able to keep the ball down when they needed it."
Seven of the 10 runners the Suns left on base were in scoring position. Hagerstown scored its only run in the first inning before leaving runners on second and third. It went scoreless despite loading the bases with no outs in the sixth, and loading them again in the seventh.