BRITTON, BLUE CRABS BLANK DUCKS IN FINALE

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(Central Islip, NY., May 6, 2018) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (2-7) took the series finale against the Long Island Ducks (5-4) 3-0, behind five scoreless innings from starter Drake Britton.

Johnny Bladel stayed hot to start the game, picking up a lead-off double for Southern Maryland. A groundout advanced Bladel to third, where he would score easily on a groundout to second from Ryan Strausborger. Bladel’s first inning run gave the Blue Crabs an early lead for the second straight day.

Britton was dominant on the mound with his lead, allowing just one hit through his first four innings. The offense gave him a few more runs of insurance, adding two runs to their total in the fifth. Devon Rodriguez started the inning with a single, moving to scoring position on a walk from Cory Vaughn. Two batters later, a single from Jose Gonzalez scored Rodriguez, moving Vaughn up to third as well. Andrew Daniel followed with a sacrifice fly, taking a 3-0 lead.

The southpaw Britton, making his first start of the year, was lifted as five innings of one-hit ball. The bullpen took over the three-run lead, looking to hold the lead and snap the seven-game losing streak. Joey Wagman was first on in relief, working two straight scoreless innings, maintaining the advantage.

Both teams threatened in the eighth, but neither could capitalize with runners in scoring position. Craig Stem (S,1) returned to the mound for the bottom of the ninth, looking for the two-inning save.

The Blue Crabs return to action Tuesday, May 8th for the opener of the two-game home series against the defending champion York Revolution. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. on Tuesday at Regency Furniture Stadium.

For more information on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, or to reserve your seat today for any of the Blue Crabs upcoming home games, please visit our website at somdbluecrabs.com or call us at 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will begin its 11th season in April 2018. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment. For more information, please visit http://www.AtlanticLeague.com.

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ERRORS COST BLUE CRABS IN DUCKS WALKOFF WIN

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(Central Islip, NY., May 5, 2018) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (1-7) fell in game two of the series against the Long Island Ducks (5-3) 6-5, behind a walk-off homerun from Jordany Valdespin.

Johnny Bladel got the game started with a single, advancing to scoring position on a single from Joey Wong. Frank Martinez followed with a third straight single, scoring Bladel to put the Blue Crabs on the board. A two-run homerun from Edwin Garcia added two more in the second inning, giving Brandon Cumpton an early 3-0 lead.

The Ducks responded, putting up a run in back-to-back innings. Lew Ford singled to lead off the bottom of the second, coming around to score on a Cody Puckett double. Dan Lyons started the third the same way, leading off with a single. Three batters later, Travis Snider doubled Lyons in, cutting it down to a one-run lead.

The Blue Crabs responded with one of their own in the top of the fourth. Andrew Daniel started the inning off with a double, scoring on a double from Bladel later in the inning. They added another run in the top of the fifth, extending the lead to 5-3. Austin Green, Cory Vaughn, and Daniel all singled in the inning, with Daniel driving in Vaughn to pick up the RBI in the inning.

Long Island responded with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning. Lyons reached on a hit-by-pitch, before an error put two men in scoring position. Robert Garcia followed that with a single, scoring both to cut the lead back down to one.

After a quiet sixth inning, the Ducks were able to tie the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh. Valdespin singled with one out to put a man aboard, when an error at third base allowed him to move up to second. A walk to Snider loaded the bases, setting up a sacrifice fly from Ford to even the game at 5-5.

Neither team could get anything going in the eighth, sending the game all square into the ninth. After a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the ninth, the Ducks came up with a chance to be walk-off winners. A flyout started the inning, before Valdespin ended the game with a walk-off solo homerun, finalizing the game 6-5 in favor of Long Island.

The Blue Crabs return to action Sunday, May 6th for the finale of the three-game series against the Ducks. Southern Maryland will send LHP Drake Britton (0-0, 0.00) to the mound, making his first start of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 P.M. on Sunday at Bethpage Ballpark.

For more information on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, or to reserve your seat today for any of the Blue Crabs upcoming home games, please visit our website at somdbluecrabs.com or call us at 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will begin its 11th season in April 2018. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.

DUCKS BLAST BLUE CRABS IN SERIES OPENER

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(Central Islip, NY., May 4, 2018) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (1-6) dropped the series opener against the Long Island Ducks (4-3) 27-9.

After a quiet first inning, the Ducks offense started up in the second inning. Lew Ford singled to start the inning, before back-to-back homeruns from David Washington and Cody Puckett opened the scoring. Daniel Fields was hit by a pitch next, stealing second, before scoring on a Wilkin Castillo single. A walk and an error loaded the bases, before a Ford double scored everyone and gave Long Island a 7-0 lead.

The offense continued in the third, as the Ducks loaded the bases with just one out in the inning. A single from Jordany Valdespin scored two runs, ending the night for Sean O’Sullivan (0-2) on the mound. A fielder’s choice from Tyler Holt scored Dan Lyons, before a flyout ended the inning.

Jair Jurrjens (1-1) was strong on the mound for the Ducks through the first three innings, before the Blue Crabs got some offense of their own in the fourth. Devon Rodriguez led off the inning with a double, coming around to score on a single from Frank Martinez. Cory Vaughn doubled as well later in the inning, scoring on a Xavier Paul single.

Long Island answered with a pair of their own in bottom half of the inning, with Puckett and Lyons both picking up RBI doubles. They loaded the bases again in the fifth, before Puckett was hit by a pitch to score a run. A wild pitch scored another, before a Castillo single plated Washington for the third run of the inning. Another hit-by-pitch loaded the bases again, with a walk giving the Ducks a commanding 16-2 lead.

The offense continued to pour it on in the sixth, adding three more to the tally. A dropped third strike put Robert Garcia on base, before a walk and an error loaded the bases once more. A sacrifice fly scored Garcia, before three straight walks scored two more runs for Long Island.

The Blue Crabs continued to fight, putting up some offense of their own in the seventh. Austin Green led off the inning with a single, which was followed with an Edwin Garcia walk. Johnny Bladel then clubbed a three-run homerun, his first of the season.

Another solo shot from Washington added another run for the Ducks in the bottom of the seventh. They continued to pour it on in the bottom of the eighth, adding seven more to the total. A based loaded single from Travis Snider scored the first, before a fielder’s choice added another. A walk loaded the bases for the second time in the inning, before a Puckett double scored all three runners. A Fields double scored Puckett, before Castillo tripled to cap off the second seven-run inning of the night for Long Island’s offense.

The Blue Crabs offense continued to fight in the top of the ninth. Rodriguez doubled in Bladel for the first run, coming across to score on another single from Martinez. An error kept the inning alive, before a double from Vaughn scored two more. A lineout to first followed, finally ending the game with a final score of 27-9 after nearly four hours of play.

The Blue Crabs return to action Saturday, May 5th for the game two of the three-game series against the Ducks. Southern Maryland will send RHP Brandon Cumpton (0-1, 13.50) to the mound, looking to halt the losing streak. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. on Saturday at Bethpage Ballpark.

For more information on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, or to reserve your seat today for any of the Blue Crabs upcoming home games, please visit our website at somdbluecrabs.com or call us at 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will begin its 11th season in April 2018. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.

Barnstormers Sweep With Big Inning

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(Waldorf, MD., May 3, 2018)– The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (1-5) fell in the series finale against the Lancaster Barnstormers (4-3) 10-8, behind a seven-run seventh inning.

The Blue Crabs jumped on Joe Gardner early, putting up a pair of runs in the first inning. Back-to-back singles started the offense, before a fielder’s choice put runners on the corners. After Gardner picked up a strikeout, a wild pitch allowed Johnny Bladel to open the scoring from third. Ryan Strausborger followed with a single, scoring Devon Rodriguez from second.

Three more were added in the third inning, extending the lead for Southern Maryland. Joey Wong singled, advancing to second on a Rodriguez ground ball. A walk from Frank Martinez put two on for Strausborger, who picked up another RBI single. A fielder’s choice from Cory Vaughn allowed Martinez to score, giving the Blue Crabs an early 5-0 lead.

Daryl Thompson dominated early on the mound, allowing just two hits through his first five innings of work. The offense gave him another run of support in the bottom of the fifth, when an error at first allowed Strausborger to score. The Barnstormers responded in the top of the sixth, with an RBI triple from Trayvon Robinson plating their first run of the game.

Controversy struck in the bottom of the sixth, as the Blue Crabs had a run taken off the board in the inning. A walk began the frame, with a fielder’s choice from Strausborger putting him on with two outs for Vaughn. Vaughn hit a flyball to right-center field, where Darian Sandford laid out in an effort to make the catch and end the inning. The ball was originally ruled a hit by the first-base umpire, scoring Strausborger from first. After an argument from Sandford and Lancaster Manager Ross Peeples, the call was overturned to an out, ending the inning and taking Strausborger’s run off the board.

The seventh inning is where everything turned around for the Barnstormer offense. Three straight singles started the inning, allowing Vladimir Frias to score. Tyler Bortnick followed with a three-run homerun, making it a one-run game. Walks to Blake Gailen and Robinson put the go-ahead run on base, when Kyle Waldrop added a three-run shot of his own, erasing the deficit and giving Lancaster an 8-6 lead.

The Blue Crabs fought back in the bottom half, as a sacrifice fly scored Xavier Paul to make it a one-run game. Lancaster’s offense wasn’t done yet though, as they added two insurances runs in the top of the ninth. A walk and a double put two men in scoring position, setting up Gailen to score on a wild pitch. Joey Terdoslavich added a sacrifice fly, scoring Robinson for the 10thrun in the game.

After two quick outs from Matt Reynolds (S,1), the Blue Crabs began to fight back again in the bottom of the ninth. Back-to-back singles extended the inning, before Wong singled in Andrew Daniel. With runners on the corners, Rodriguez served as the go-ahead run coming to plate, eventually losing the battle with Reynolds and flying out to end the series. The 10-8 victory for the Barnstormers finished off the sweep, and moved into a tie for second in the Freedom Division standings.

The Blue Crabs return to action Friday, May 4thfor the series opener of a three-game series against the Long Island Ducks. Southern Maryland will send RHP Sean O’Sullivan (0-1, 15.00) to the mound, hoping to bounce back from a tough debut. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. on Friday at Bethpage Ballpark.

For more information on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, or to reserve your seat today for any of the Blue Crabs upcoming home games, please visit our website at somdbluecrabs.comor call us at 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will begin its 11th season in April 2018. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.

BLUE CRABS BATS QUIET IN MIDWEEK MATINEE

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(Waldorf, MD., May 2, 2018) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (1-4) dropped game two against the Lancaster Barnstormers (3-3) 5-1, behind five strong innings from Lancaster’s Tommy Shirley (1-0).

The Barnstormers once again for the scoring started early, putting up a run in the first inning for the second consecutive day. Rico Noel began the game with a bunt single, advancing to second on a hit-by-pitch of Tyler Bortnick. A double steal moved both runners to scoring position, before Joey Terdoslavich picked up an RBI on a ground ball to first that allowed Noel to score the first run of the game.

Casey Delgado (0-1) appeared to find his rhythm on the mound after the early struggles, retiring 11 straight batters into the fourth inning. The Barnstormers rallied with two outs in that inning, starting with a single from Trayvon Robinson. Kyle Waldrop followed that with a double, scoring Robinson from first to take a 2-0 lead.

Back-to-back strikeouts started the fifth, before Lancaster came alive in the inning again. Noel doubled, with a walk to Bortnick following. Another double steal set up a two-RBI single from Blake Gailen, before a Terdoslavich double put up the third run in the inning.

Shirley was strong through the first four innings, allowing just three hits. A single in the fifth put a man aboard for the top of the lineup, with a fielder’s choice putting Joey Wong on first. Andrew Daniel doubled off the left field wall, scoring Wong from first to snap a 19-inning scoreless streak for the Blue Crabs offense. Shirley finished the inning with a strikeout and exited the game with a comfortable 5-1 lead.

Southern Maryland threatened in the seventh inning, as Teodoro Martinez got it started with a leadoff walk. A single from Johnny Bladel, and a walk from Daniel loaded the bases with two outs for Ryan Strausborger. Strausborger made solid contact on a line drive, but hit it right at the second baseman to end the inning and strand all three runners.

The bullpens stayed strong after that, with neither side budging for the remainder of the game. Kevin Munson came on in the bottom of the night for the Barnstormers, walking one batter before getting the final three outs to finish off the 5-1 Lancaster win.

The Blue Crabs return to action Thursday, May 3rd for the series finale of the three-game series against Lancaster. Southern Maryland will send RHP Daryl Thompson (1-0, 1.50) to the mound, looking to snap the four-game losing streak. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. on Thursday at Regency Furniture Stadium.

For more information on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, or to reserve your seat today for any of the Blue Crabs upcoming home games, please visit our website at somdbluecrabs.com or call us at 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will begin its 11th season in April 2018. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.
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Blue Crabs Fall To Barnstormers

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(Waldorf, MD., May 1, 2018)– The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (1-3) lost the series opener against the Lancaster Barnstormers (2-3) 7-0, behind a four-run fifth inning.

The Barnstormers were aggressive right out of the gate, putting up a run in the first inning. Darian Sandford led off the game with a single, stealing second on the first pitch of the next at-bat. Tyler Bortnick followed that with a single, easily Sandford from second to open the scoring. Lancaster added another to the total when Ryan Casteel led off the second with a solo homerun, taking an early 2-0 lead.

After a pair of scoreless innings from Alex Boshers (0-1) the Barnstormers added four more to their total in the fifth. Kyle Waldrop reached on an error to begin the frame, with a single and another error loading the bases for the top of the order. After a fielder’s choice at the plate got the first out of the inning, Bortnick was hit by a pitch to score Vladimir Frias. Blake Gailen followed that with a two-RBI single, before a sacrifice fly from Joey Terdoslavich brought the score to 6-0.

Steve Johnson (1-0) continued his strong work on the mound for Lancaster, as he allowed just three hits through five scoreless innings. The Barnstormers gave Johnson another run of support in the top of the sixth, as Sandford singled home Kyle Waldrop for the seventh run of the game.

The Lancaster bullpen picked up where the starter left off, continuing to shut down the Blue Crabs offense. Four relievers combined to allow just one hit over the final four innings, locking down the 7-0 Lancaster victory to open the series.

The Blue Crabs return to action Wednesday, May 2ndfor the second game of the three-game series against Lancaster. Southern Maryland will send RHP Casey Delgado to the mound, making his debut for Southern Maryland. First pitch is scheduled for 10:35 A.M. on Wednesday at Regency Furniture Stadium.

For more information on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, or to reserve your seat today for any of the Blue Crabs upcoming home games, please visit our website at somdbluecrabs.comor call us at 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will begin its 11th season in April 2018. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.

EARLY OFFENSE ENOUGH FOR LONG ISLAND

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(Waldorf, MD., Apr. 29, 2018) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (1-2) fell in the series finale against the Long Island Ducks (2-1) 7-4, behind a five-run first inning from Long Island.

Long Island jumped on the board early, putting up five runs in the top of the first. Back-to-back singles began that game, before fielder’s choice put runners on the corners with one out. After Brandon Cumpton (0-1) picked up a strikeout, a single from David Washington allowed the first run of the game to score. A bases loaded walk scored the second, before Dan Lyons cleared the bases with a double to put Long Island ahead 5-0.

Joey Wong led off the bottom half of the first with a walk, with another walk and a fielder’s choice moving him up to third. Frank Martinez picked up an RBI as he got Wong across on a fielder’s choice of his own. The Ducks responded with a run of their own in the second, as a triple from Jordany Valdespin and a double from Travis Snider plated a run.

The Blue Crabs began the fight back by putting up three runs in the third. Singles from Andrew Daniel, Edwin Garcia, and Devon Rodriguez loaded the bases with one out. Another fielder’s choice from Martinez allowed Daniel to score while putting runners at the corners. A wild pitch advanced Martinez to second, setting up a two-RBI single from Johnny Bladel to cut the deficit to 6-4.

After a pair of scoreless inning from Cumpton, the Ducks were able to add another run to their lead. Snider and Lew Ford led off the inning with a pair of singles to get a man in scoring position. A single from Alec Sole scored Snider from third, before reliever Parker Frazier came in and finished the inning.

After a scoreless fifth inning from John Brownell (1-0), the bullpens took over for both sides. Both teams threatened in the eighth, as the Ducks loaded the bases in the top half of inning before Ryan Chaffee escaped the inning by forcing a groundball. Rodriguez doubled to lead-off the bottom half, advancing to third on a Bladel single. Vinnie Pestano (S,1) came on and picked up a strikeout and groundout to strand both inherited runners.

Pestano stayed in for the bottom of the ninth, allowing a lead-off single to Teodoro Martinez. The Ducks right-hander forced a popup for the first out, before a double play finished off the game and the series. The 7-4 victory secured the opening series win two games to one for Long Island.

The Blue Crabs return to action Tuesday, May 1st for the first game in a three-game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers. Southern Maryland will send RHP Alex Boshers to the mound, making his debut for Southern Maryland. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. on Tuesday at Regency Furniture Stadium.

For more information on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, or to reserve your seat today for any of the Blue Crabs upcoming home games, please visit our website at somdbluecrabs.com or call us at 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will begin its 11th season in April 2018. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.