Ryan agreed that the performance from Holmes was likely his best of the season, especially in the middle of pennant race.
"Yeah, I do," Ryan said. "He said he felt good going into the game. He battled is tail off and pitched six strong innings. He had so much energy. It was a good learning day for him. He realized he needs to pace himself instead of trying to do too much early."
The Power struck first in the third inning when leadoff hitter Francisco Diaz doubled, and Raul Fortunato sacrificed him to third. The 'small ball' move worked as Max Moroff hit a sacrifice fly to deep left field to score Diaz with the first run of the game.
The score remained 1-0 until the sixth inning when the Power was able to stretch the lead to three with a pair of runs on three hits.
The first three Power batters reached in the inning with Dilson Herrera leading off with a single. Josh Bell doubled in a run and Jordan Steranka followed with an RBI double as well. The Power had runners on second and third base with no outs but couldn't plate another run.
Delmarva got right back in the game, getting both runs it gave up back in the next half inning to cut the deficit back to one. With two outs in the seventh and two in scoring position, Gregory Lorenzo delivered a single to score both runs.
The Shorebirds could get no closer, as Power relief pitcher Jhondaniel Medina stranded a runner in the eighth and pitched a perfect ninth to earn his sixth save of the season.