"Our whole entire team really wants to make the playoffs," Power starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow said. "It's No. 1 on our minds. It's a huge thing and I'm really stoked for it."
Glasnow, who got the win Monday, indicated the team isn't feeling any more pressure despite huge games seemingly every night on the horizon.
"There is no more or less pressure," Glasnow said. "Nothing has changed. We have been really determined and focused. We just go out and play like we know we can."
Glasnow got plenty of run support in improving his record to 8-2 on the season with a miniscule 2.24 earned run average. He pitched five solid innings, allowing just one hit, a two-run homer by Delmarva's Lucas Herbst in the third inning.
The Power jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead by plating three runs in the second inning. It all got started when leadoff hitter Jordan Steranka struck out but reached first base after a wild pitch by Delmarva starter Luc Rennie.
With one out, the next three Power batters had hits with Luis Urena doubling, Raul Fortunato driving in a run with a single, and the big blow coming from catcher Francisco Diaz with a two run single to give the team the early lead.
The Shorebirds got right back in the game, though, just an inning later, plating two runs to cut the deficit to just one. With one out, Delmarva center fielder Gregory Lorenzo reached on an error by third baseman Eric Wood, and Lucas Herbst followed with a two-run homer.
The Power responded, breaking the game open with four runs on four hits in the fifth inning to seize a commanding 7-2 lead they wouldn' relinquish. They woud tack on two more in the seventh inning on a two run error by Delmarva left fielder Creede Simpson.
The Shorebirds' other run came in rare fashion on an inside the park home run by Wynston Sawyer in the seventh inning. The Delmarva first baseman hit a line drive down the left field corner that rolled around near a tarp and the bullpen area.