Levi Carolus' three-run double in the first inning gave Delmarva an early lead, and the Shorebirds never trailed in a 6-2 defeat of the Lexington Legends on Friday night at Salisbury, Md.
Delmarva loaded the bases with nobody out in the first, before Lexington starter Luis Cruz got the next two hitters out. But Carolus lined a hit into the gap in left center field, scoring all three runners.
The Legends got a run back in the third inning when Jose Altuve reached on an error and scored on Miguel Arrendell's double. But Delmarva got three more runs in the of the sixth, two on a double by Tyler Stampone.
The Legends' other run came with two outs in the ninth. Jiovanni Mier scored when a grounder by Altuve got past second baseman Ty Kelly for an error.
Delmarva's Jesse Beal (5-3) pitched six innings for the win.