BLUE CRABS SPLIT DAY, SERIES WITH LONG ISLAND

Blue Crabs Split Seven Inning Doubleheader With Long Island Sunday

(Waldorf, MD., Apr. 23, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (2-2) took game one of a Sunday doubleheader against the Long Island Ducks (2-2) 6-1 before losing the second game 3-2, to split their opening series in their 10th Anniversary Season.

Led by six strong innings from starter Daryl Thompson (1-0) the Blue Crabs were able to secure at least a series split by winning game one of the doubleheader. The Blue Crabs jumped on Ducks starter Keith Couch (0-1) putting up four runs in the second inning, with a bases-loaded single from Mike Blanke plating the first two in the inning. A sacrifice fly from Gary Brown, followed by a Danny Muno single finished the scoring that inning, and opened up a big enough lead for Thompson to pitch comfortably. “I felt like I had good control of my stuff today. I was able to command the zone and get ahead of guys, this allowed me to stick to my game plan throughout and earn a win for my team,” said Thompson.

Thompson allowed just one run, a long solo homerun by Nate Freiman in the 4th inning, his second of the series. The Blue Crabs were able to respond in the bottom half of that innings when Gary Brown to Long Island reliever Rob Rogers deep to left field, for his first homerun of the season and open up the lead to 5-1, before adding another in 5th to bring the game to 6-1, where it would finish.

The Blue Crabs sent Brian Grening to the mound in game two today with the task of getting the team a series win. Grening threw six strong innings, leaving the game knotted up at 2-2. The Blue Crabs scored two runs for him in the first, with the leadoff hitter Brown reaching on a hit-by-pitch. He then stole second allowing a Zach Wilson single to drive him in, before Cory Vaughn was able to hit a sacrifice fly later in the innings to score Wilson from third.

Grening loaded the bases against the Ducks in the second, but pitched around it allowing just one run on a Dan Lyons sacrifice fly to score Marc Krauss. In the 5th a Nolan Reimold double, followed by a Krauss single tied the game. The Blue Crabs turned the game over to closer Cody Eppley (0-1) for the seventh. He gave up a two out walk to catcher Dominic Blanco, who was pinch-run for by Fehlandt Lentini. Lentini, in his 170th consecutive regular season game, stole second and scored on a Delta Cleary Jr. single to left and putting Long Island up 3-2. Reliever Amalio Diaz (S,1) worked a scoreless bottom of the seventh to pick up his first save, and solidify the win for David Aardsma (1-0) in the second of the seven inning games.

“I’m happy with a split of the series to open the season against a tough team like Long Island,” said Blue Crabs Manager John Harris. “I think we pitched great all weekend, especially today from our starters. Our offense will continue to improve and come along as the season goes on, but this is a good way to start it off for us.”

The Blue Crabs continue their 10th Anniversary Season Tuesday, April 25th as the York Revolution come to town. The Blue Crabs will send their all-time strikeout leader Gaby Hernandez to the mound for his first start this season. He is set to face off against York’s Victor Mateo, with first pitch slated for 6:35 P.M.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: The Blue Crabs play 140 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 open its 10th anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

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 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit http://www.AtlanticLeague.com

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POWER ON DISPLAY AS BLUE CRABS BEAT LONG ISLAND FOR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON

(Waldorf, MD., Apr. 21, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (1-1) rallied late to claim a 6-5 victory over the Long Island Ducks (1-1) in their second game of their 10thanniversary season.

Long Island jumped out to an early lead, scoring 3 runs in the first off of Blue Crabs starter Pat Misch. The big blow in the inning was a deep two-run homer to left-center field by the Ducks first baseman Nate Freiman, his first on the season, putting Long Island ahead 3-0 early. After the top of the first, the game entered an hour long rain delay, putting an end to Misch’s Blue Crabs debut after just one inning of work.

A solo shot by Alex Burg in the second extended Long Island’s lead to 4-0, before the bats came alive for Southern Maryland in the bottom of the third. A leadoff single by Edwin Garcia started a rally in the inning, which, after a flyout, featured four straight singles from the top of the Blue Crabs lineup off of Long Island starter Rafael Perez. The Blue Crabs plated three runs in the inning and cut the deficit to 4-3, while ending Perez’s night after allowing 3 earned runs in 3 innings of work.

The Ducks scored another in fifth on an Alex Burg single, before the Blue Crabs were able to tie the game in the bottom of the 6th inning. Zach Cone drew a one out walk off of reliever Zac Treece, before Patrick Palmeiro hit a no-doubter to left field, sending it over the Mini Monster and giving the Blue Crabs new life in a 5-5 game.

Reliever Rob Carson (1-0) took over for the Blue Crabs, throwing a scoreless top of the eighth, after struggling in his outing yesterday. “I met with (pitching coach) James Frisbie after last night’s game and tweaked a little bit of my delivery,” Carson said after the game. “I felt like this changed a lot for me and allowed me to command the inside part of the plate better and help the team get a win.”

The Blue Crabs were able to take their first lead of the game in the bottom of the eighth, as newly acquired catcher Mike Blanke hit a long home run to left field off of Chen-Hui Tsao (0-1) to put the Blue Crabs ahead of his former team. This run allowed Southern Maryland to turn the game over to their closer, Cody Eppley (S,1) who worked a 1,2,3 bottom of ninth and notched his first save of the season.

“We had to rely on the bullpen a lot after a rain-shortened outing from our starter, but the guys fought hard and pitched well after the rain slowed down,” said Blue Crabs Manager John Harris. “I’m happy with the way the offense looked as well, but it comes down to defense and pitching which we lacked last night, but showed up tonight to get us the win.”

The Blue Crabs continue their 10th Anniversary Season Saturday, April 22nd against the Ducks at 6:35. The Blue Crabs will send a familiar face in RHP Daryl Thompson to the mound. He is set to face off against Long Island’s Keith Couch, who will be making his debut for The Flock.

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 140 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 open its 10th anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

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 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit http://www.AtlanticLeague.com

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BLUE CRABS BATS STRUGGLE IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OPENING GAME

 

(Waldorf, MD., Apr. 20, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (0-1) struggled at the plate, scratching across just one run in a 7-1 opening day loss to the Long Island Ducks (1-0) in front of 3,998 fans in their home opener.

Long Island got on the board early against the Blue Crabs opening day starting pitcher Justin De Fratus. An error in right field by Zach Cone with 2 outs kept the first inning alive for Long Island, and an RBI single by Nate Freiman gave Long Island an early lead, which they never relinquished. De Fratus (L, 0-1) threw 6 innings giving up two unearned runs on nine hits. “I’m really happy with how I threw the ball tonight,” said De Fratus. “I just need to work on closing those innings out and covering up any mistakes behind me.”

Long Island scratched across another run in the top of the fourth inning, allowing Long Island’s Alex Burg to score on a Delta Cleary Jr. single, after Burg reached on an error to lead off the inning. The Blue Crabs answered in the bottom of the fourth, picking up their only run on a Zach Cone sacrifice fly that scored Danny Muno from third.

Making his fourth consecutive opening day start for the Ducks, Long Island starter John Brownell (1-0) picked up the win, tossing five innings, giving up just one hit, one run, and striking out five. With a 2-1 lead Brownell turned it over to a stellar bullpen for the Ducks. Four Long Island relievers combined to allow just three hits and no runs across the final four innings.

Long Island strung together two hits and a walk to load the bases in the seventh inning for Cody Puckett. Puckett was hit by an 0-2 fastball from Southern Maryland’s Rob Carson, extending the Long Island lead to 3-1, before Cody Hebner came out of the bullpen for the Blue Crabs to record the final two outs of the inning.

The Ducks took that 3-1 lead into a rain delay to start the eighth inning, and when they returned the offense exploded, scoring four runs on two hits and three walks in the top of the eighth, and extending their lead to 7-1, a score that would hold the remained of the night.

“It was disappointing because you always want to win, but there are 139 more games to look forward to this season,” said Blue Crabs Manager John Harris. “Brownell is tough but our guys are going to hit and they will be fun to watch when they hit their groove.”

The Blue Crabs continue their season Friday, April 21st against the Ducks. The Blue Crabs will send six-year MLB veteran LHP Pat Misch to the mound, with Long Island starting another veteran in LHP Raphael Perez.

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 140 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 open its 10th anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

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 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit http://www.AtlanticLeague.com

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BLUE CRABS ANNOUNCE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OPENING NIGHT LINEUP

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April 13, 2017
Contact: Erin Killian
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(Apr 13, 2017, Waldorf, MD) The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced their 10th Anniversary Opening Night festivities on Thursday. The team opens the 2017 season with a game against the Long Island Ducks on Thursday, April 20th at 6:35pm at Regency Furniture Stadium. The special night is packed full of memories of the Blue Crabs nine successful seasons on and off the field in Southern Maryland as the team kicks off its 10th season.

The team will host a night themed after the popular movie “Field Of Dreams,” which was the showcase of one of the most popular theme night’s in the teams history on September 23, 2012. The stadium will feature cornstalks throughout the concourse, reminiscent of the corn fields in the popular 1989 film. With the help of Port Tobacco Players, fans will be greeted by old-time baseball players to enjoy and interact with before and during the game.

The team will be hosting the “Shoeless Joe Jackson” Shoe Drive benefiting the Charles County Children’s Aid Society. The shoe drive, named after the popular character in “Field Of Dreams,” will support local children in an effort to help those in need. Fans can drop off new or lightly used shoes at the front gates as they enter on April 20th.

The night kicks off the teams 10th anniversary season as fans can expect appearances from players of Blue Crabs past and the unveiling of the Ten Year Team as voted on by the fans.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake has teamed up with the Blue Crabs once again to provide fans a free magnet schedule, which can be picked up at the front gates. The kids park will be dressed for success as Elite Beatz will have inflatables set up during the game.

“Opening Night is like Christmas, I’m so excited for it every year!” said General Manager Courtney Knichel. “Seeing this season start is a thrill, we have put in so much work this off season and in the past nine seasons. It all starts April 20th!”

As the season starts, the 2017 team will take the field under leadership of first year manager John Harris. The team boasts a strong line up of pitching with the likes of Justin De Fratus and Pat Misch joining familiar franchise faces such as Daryl Thompson, Brian Grening, and Cody Eppley. The offense and defense features the return of Michael Snyder, Zach Wilson, and Gary Brown with newcomers Zach Cone, Edwin Garcia, Cory Vaughn, and Patrick Palmeiro.

“The talent coming to this team is very promising as we kick off 2017,” Knichel continued. “John and pitching coach James Frisbie have worked very hard to make a skilled and championship caliber roster.”

The Opening Night festivities leads off Opening Weekend, as the series continues against Long Island on April 21st as the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and Blue Crabs partner to present “Work Zone Safety Awareness Night.” Students who have diligently read books as part of the “Pinch onto Books” Reading Program presented by Educational Systems Federal Credit Union can trade in their bookmarks for a ticket and participate in a pregame parade on the field.

Fans can purchase tickets anytime by visiting the eTrepid Box Office any weekday leading up the season from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, calling the stadium at 301-638-9788 during regular business hours, or by visiting somdbluecrabs.com anytime!

 

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: The Blue Crabs play 140 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 open its 10th anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

 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 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

 For more information, please visit http://www.AtlanticLeague.com

FOUR NEW SIGNINGS BRING BLUE CRABS CLOSE TO FINALIZING PITCHING STAFF

(Waldorf, MD., Apr. 06, 2017) – The Blue Crabs have announced the signing of four pitchers to the 2017 10th anniversary roster. Right-hander Justin De Fratus and lefty Zack Dodson have been added to the starting rotation, while righties Austin Fleet and Jesse Beal will help solidify the Blue Crabs bullpen.

Justin De Fratus made his MLB debut in 2011 with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he spent parts of five seasons coming out of their bullpen. He was drafted in the 11th round by the Phillies in the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft. In 191 major league games, De Fratus struck out 170 batters in 194 innings of work. He comes to Southern Maryland from the San Diego Padres, where he received a non-roster invite for Spring Training.

Zack Dodson joins the Blue Crabs after spending the 2016 season with the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association, where he went 2-1 with a 1.27 ERA in six games. The southpaw was drafted in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth round of the MLB Amateur Draft. Dodson spent seven seasons in the Pirates organization, before joining Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan Winter League for the end of 2015. He began 2016 in the Mexican Pacific Winter League with Mayos de Navojoa, before finishing with Laredo.

Reliever Austin Fleet joins Southern Maryland after starting 2016 in the San Francisco Giants organization and finishing with the Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan Winter League. Fleet was drafted by the Giants in the 16th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of Coastal Carolina University. He spent seven seasons in the Giants organization, spending four seasons in AAA with the team. In his minor-league career, Fleet appeared in 188 games, finishing with a 3.71 career ERA in 543.2 innings pitched.

Right-hander Jesse Beal was drafted in the 14th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Beal spent six seasons in the Orioles organization, appearing in 127 games. He joins the Blue Crabs after spending the 2016 season with the Sussex County Miners of the Canadian-American Association, where he finished 2-0 with a 2.59 ERA.

“We’re excited to be closing in on finalizing the roster for this 10th Anniversary Season,” said Manager John Harris. “I’m expecting De Fratus and Dodson to solidify our starting rotation for this season, while Fleet and Beal provide more experienced arms out of the bullpen.”

The team opens up the 2017 season on April 20th in Waldorf versus the Long Island Ducks. The team kicks off its 10th Anniversary season with Crustacean Celebration presented by Elite Beatz on April 8th. To save your seat at the ballpark for the upcoming season and other team news, visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com or call 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: The Blue Crabs play 140 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 open its tenth anniversary season on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

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 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit http://www.AtlanticLeague.com

Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Spring Training Schedule


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April 3, 2017
Contact: Erin Killian
301-374-1125
smbcmedia@somdbluecrabs.com

 

(Waldorf, MD., Apr. 3, 2017) – With just 17 days remaining until the “10th Anniversary Opening Night” presented by Wawa, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are excited to announce their 2017 Spring Training schedule. This seasons Spring Training schedule will include two home exhibitions, the “Crustacean Celebration Fan Fest presented by Elite Beatz”, and the Community Caravan.

This Saturday, April 8, fans will get the opportunity to meet the 2017 Blue Crabs during the “Crustacean Celebration” presented by Elite Beatz. The festivities begin at 9:00 A.M. with a Breakfast with the Players at 9:30. This event gives fans the opportunity to reserve a seat in the Legends Club and enjoy breakfast with the Blue Crabs players and coaches. The fun continues through 2 P.M. as the team hosts games throughout the concourse, an autograph session with the team, and a chance for season ticket holders to pick up their ticket packages for the upcoming season. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the fun and festivities!

The team will host open tryouts at 12 P.M. on Sunday, April 9 at Regency Furniture Stadium. All participants must register prior to this event, for further information contact Samantha Slovik at sslovik@somdbluecrabs.com or call 301-374-1127. The Blue Crabs will then have their first official workout on Monday, April 10.

The Blue Crabs are welcoming media to the Ballpark on Tuesday, April 11. This will give local news outlets the opportunity to meet the team and coaching staff for the 2017 season. For information about this event and how to obtain a press pass, please contact Josh Owens at jowens@somdbluecrabs.com.

On April 12, the Blue Crabs team will hit the road in for the Community Caravan. The Community Caravan sends players, coaches, and staff out to the different counties of Southern Maryland to have a day of community outreach in support of local initiatives. The team will be visiting various locations including Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Children’s Aid Society, and ARC of Southern Maryland throughout the day, working to serve the Southern Maryland area they call home.

Further preparing the team for opening night, the Blue Crabs will be hosting the York Revolution for their first spring training exhibition game on Friday, April 14 at 2 P.M. at Regency Furniture Stadium. The Blue Crabs will play four total exhibitions, travelling to York on April 13 and Lancaster on April 15. The team’s final exhibition game will be Monday, April 17 when they host the Lancaster Barnstormers at 2 P.M. at Regency Furniture Stadium. All home exhibition games are free admission and open to the public.

“Spring Training is the final step in preparing for this exciting 10th Anniversary Season,” said Blue Crabs General Manager Courtney Knichel. “These upcoming events are the perfect opportunity for fans to get to know their hometown team and get the community excited for the upcoming season.”

The team opens the 2017 regular season on April 20 in Waldorf versus the Long Island Ducks. To save your seat at the ballpark for the upcoming season and other team news, visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com or call 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: The Blue Crabs play 140 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 open its tenth anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

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 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit http://www.AtlanticLeague.com

CRABS ADD MISCH AND RUSSO TO PITCHING STAFF FOR 2017

 

(Waldorf, MD., Mar. 30, 2017) – The Blue Crabs announced the signing of two left-handed pitchers, Pat Misch and David Russo, further bolstering the 2017 pitching staff in the team’s 10th anniversary season.

Pat Misch made his MLB debut in 2006 with the San Francisco Giants. The 35-year-old southpaw spent parts of six seasons in the majors with the Giants and the New York Mets, pitching in 78 career MLB games. Misch made his Atlantic League debut in 2015 with the Lancaster Barnstormers, spending one month with the team before moving to Taiwan. While pitching in Taiwan for the Lamigo Monkeys, Misch threw a no-hitter in Game 7 of the 2015 Taiwan Series to win the championship.

David Russo made his professional debut in the 2014 season with the Vallejo Admirals of the Pacific Association. Russo finished 2014 and spent all of 2015 with the Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League, pitching in 54 games for the team. Russo spent the 2016 season in the American Association, as a member of the Texas AirHogs. He finished 2016 with a 4.28 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 35 games with the team.

“We’re very happy with the signings of both Misch and Russo,” said Manager John Harris. “Misch gives us a reliable lefty we can add to the rotation, while Russo brings a different look out of the bullpen from the left side as well.”

The team opens up the 2017 season on April 20th in Waldorf versus the Long Island Ducks. The team kicks off its 10th Anniversary season with Crustacean Celebration presented by Elite Beatz on April 8th. To save your seat at the ballpark for the upcoming season and other team news, visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com or call 301-638-9788.

 

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: The Blue Crabs play 140 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 open its tenth anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today! 

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 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com