Salisbury, MD (WFXR) — The Salem Red Sox opened up the season at the Delvarva Shorebirds. The game was suspended due to rain at the bottom of the 2nd with Salem leading the game 3-2. This game will be resumed Wednesday at 5:05 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the second game beginning approximately thirty minutes after the conclusion of game one.
Salem used a big two-out knock to strike first in the top of the first inning. Gilberto Jimenez legged out an infield single to open the game and after a strike out, Nick Decker roped a single to right to put two aboard. Both runners advanced on a groundout to shortstop before Nick Northcut blasted a three-run homer to left, his first of the year, to put Salem ahead 3-0.
The Shorebirds answered in the bottom half with a long ball of their own. Hudson Haskin beat out an infield single to begin the inning. A groundout moved Haskin to second. Gunnar Henderson then stepped to the plate and walloped a two-run homer to left, his first of the year, to bring the Shorebirds to within one at 3-2.
Following the final out of the top of the second, the tarp was pulled onto the field and the game suspended with the Red Sox leading 3-2.