BaseballBlueClaws Win Pitching Battle in Home Opener by Scott Mahnken April 12, 2018 The Lakewood BlueClaws won their home opener in a well-pitched 2-0 home opener at First Energy Park.After some inclement games on the road to open the season, the BlueClaws treated the 5,669 fans that came out for their inaugural home game of their 18th season as the Phillies Single-A affiliate to an opening game win.Starter Will Stewart, took command of the opener tossing six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while striking out four. Cameron Bishop the Delmarva starter was up to the task, throwing seven innings, but allowed two runs while striking out six.The game was played in a rare spring like 63 degrees as the Claws took advantage of home cooking, evening their record at 4-4.Kyle Dohy who sports a 0.00 ERA was credited with the hold and Luis Ramirez got the final out to earn his first save of the season.BlueClaws first baseman Quincy Nieporte unloaded to hit his first home run and break a scoreless tie in the fourth.An inning later Dalton Guthrie’s single drove in hot hitting third baseman Cole Stobbe to put the Claws up 2-0.Delmarva only had 4 hits and the BlueClaws could only muster 7 of their own in during a fast-paced game that took just over 2 hours.Simon Muzziotti (CF) stroked two hits to move is average to .300 and Stobbe (3B) sports a .304 to start the season.The BlueClaws and Shorebirds will continue the series on Friday night, under the lights in Lakewood at 7:05 pm. Illinois native, righty Matt Dietz faces hard throwing righthander Spenser Howard out of San Luis Obispo CA. Spenser struck out 7 in his 2018 debut and seeks his first win of the season.Home game #2 for the BlueClaws celebrates Hispanic Heritage Night. The weather should be perfect for those that plan on attending. Play ball! See you at the game. Post Views: 1,067The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsScott MahnkenLatest posts by Scott Mahnken (see all) The Future of Eli Manning a True Catch 22 - December 22, 2018 The future of Cespedes leaving the Mets in limbo? - December 17, 2018 NJ high school stars to watch in upcoming college bowl games - December 17, 2018 St. John’s Hopes to Storm to a 12-0 Start - December 14, 2018 Related TopicsCole StobbeDalton GuthrieKyle Dohylakewood blueclawsMiLBPhilliesQuincy NieporteWill Stewart Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Yankees Hot Corner – Oil and water; The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is back Who will have the better season, Mets or Yankees?