Some say a blowout defeat is easier to take than a 1-0 loss.
If that's is the case, the Lexington Legends can take heart.
The Delmarva Shorebirds took a while to get it in high gear Monday night, but once they did, there was no stopping them. The Shorebirds scored three runs in the fifth, four in the sixth and nine in the seventh on the way to a 19-0 stomping of the Legends at Salisbury, Md.
All but one Shorebird starter had at least two hits in the 24-hit onslaught.
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Kyle Hudson went 4-for-4, Greg Miclat went 5-for-6 and Rodolfo Cardona drove in six runs for Delmarva.
The Shorebirds hit only one home run (Joseph Mahoney's two-run shot in the seventh), but they had three doubles and two triples.
Legends pitchers walked four, and the fielders threw in two errors.
Kyle Greenwalt (7-8) was the starter and loser for Lexington. He gave up 10 hits and six runs in 41⁄3 innings. Reliever Michael Hacker had the most miserable night, allowing four hits and five runs in a third of an inning.
Nathan Moreau (3-2) pitched seven shutout innings for Delmarva and allowed all three Legends hits.