BIG FIRST INNING POWERS BLUE CRABS TO VICTORY

BIG FIRST INNING POWERS BLUE CRABS TO VICTORY

Blue Crabs Take Game Two 5-2 Behind McCoy

(Waldorf, MD., May 23, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (15-17) won game two of their four-game set at home against the Lancaster Barnstormers (18-14) 5-2, behind a great effort from Pat McCoy (1-1) on the mound.

The Blue Crabs jumped on Lancaster’s starter Bryan Evans (1-2), putting up four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Evans, who was facing the Blue Crabs for a third consecutive outing, got the first two batters, before Michael Snyder reached on a double down the third base line. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Devon Rodriguez, who singled in Snyder and Wilson. Zach Cone followed that with a triple, scoring two more, and putting the Blue Crabs up 4-0.

McCoy sat down the first six batters he faced, before giving up a solo homerun to Trayvon Robinson to lead off the third inning. Southern Maryland responded with a run of their own in the fourth inning. Cone started the inning with a single, advancing to second on a stolen base. A single from catcher Luis Alen plated Cone, and put the Blue Crabs ahead 5-1.

An injury to the home plate umpire caused a brief delay in the bottom of the fifth, before McCoy headed back out for his sixth inning of work. A lead-off single from Darian Sandford got the action started in the inning. Caleb Gindl followed with a double down the right field line, and a throwing error from Jose Lozada allowed Sandford to score. After walking the next batter, McCoy collected a strikeout and a 6-3 double play to work himself out of the jam, leaving with a 5-2 lead.

“I felt a little tight coming back out after the delay, so I knew that sixth inning was going to be a battle for me,” said McCoy. “I’m just glad I was able to work myself out of the jam, and put my team in a position to win the ballgame tonight.”

The bullpens took over after the sixth for both sides, trading scoreless innings. Lancaster collected the only hit over the last three innings of action, when Robinson doubled off Britt Robertshaw with one out. Robertshaw was able to strand Robinson at third, and hold the lead at 5-2.

Cody Eppley (S,9) was tasked with locking down the ninth inning, against the 4-5-6 hitters in the Barnstormers lineup. Eppley sat them down in order, collecting his ninth save of the season, and securing the Blue Crabs a 2-0 lead in the series. The win moved Southern Maryland to 15-17 on the season, and cut their deficit on the Barnstormers to just three games in the Freedom Division.

The Blue Crabs return to action Wednesday, May 24th for game three of the four game series against the Barnstormers. Southern Maryland will send RHP Daryl Thompson (2-2, 4.25 ERA) to the mound, as he will try to secure the series win. He will matchup with Lancaster’s LHP Rommie Lewis (2-2, 6.39 ERA), who gave up nine runs to the Blue Crabs in his last start. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.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.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 www.AtlanticLeague.com

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BLUE CRABS END SKID WITH VICTORY IN SERIES OPENER AGAINST LANCASTER

BLUE CRABS END SKID WITH VICTORY IN SERIES OPENER AGAINST LANCASTER

Blue Crabs Knock Off Barnstormers 11-2 in Return Home

(Waldorf, MD., May 22, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (14-17) took the series opener of their four-game set at home against the Lancaster Barnstormers (18-13) 11-2, behind five RBI’s from Zach Wilson.

The Blue Crabs fell behind early, when Gaby Hernandez (2-0) allowed a run in the top of the second inning. Sean Halton walked for the Barnstormers with one out, scoring on a Blake Gailen double the next batter, and giving Lancaster a 1-0 lead. The Blue Crabs were able to respond with a big inning of their own, putting up two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Michael Snyder starter the scoring, when he singled with runners on the corners to score Patrick Palmeiro. A single from Zach Wilson scored the second run of the inning, putting Southern Maryland ahead 2-1.

Lancaster tied the game up in the fifth inning, when a two-out single from Caleb Gindl scored Tyler Clark from second. However, the game wasn’t tied for long, as the Blue Crabs bats came to life in the bottom half of the inning. Gary Brown and Edwin Garcia led off the inning, reaching on a walk and a single. Brown advanced to third on a sacrifice fly, a Wilson single scored him. A bases-loaded single from Devon Rodriguez scored two more, before Luis Alen drove in Cory Vaughn with a single of his own, putting Southern Maryland ahead 6-2

Snyder came back up in the fifth, and added one more run with a solo shot to left-center field. The homerun was Snyder’s seventh of the season, and his fourth in the last three games.

“I’m seeing the ball really well right now and it feels great coming off the bat,” said Snyder. “I was always taught growing up that you’re only as good as your next at bat, so I don’t worry about what I did yesterday. I try to focus on my preparation for every game and get myself ready to help my team in whatever way I can.”

Southern Maryland put up another big inning in the bottom of the eighth, putting up four more runs off the Lancaster bullpen. Alen started the inning with a single, before scoring the next batter on a Palmeiro double. Zach Wilson sealed the deal for the Blue Crabs, hitting a three-run homerun, his seventh of the season, padding the lead at 11-2.

A scoreless ninth inning from Sam Runion locked in the win, and broke a four-game losing streak for the Blue Crabs against the Barnstormers. Southern Maryland improved to 14-17 on the season, good for third in the Freedom Division currently.

The Blue Crabs return to action Tuesday, May 23rd for the second of four games against the division leading Barnstormers. Southern Maryland will send LHP Pat McCoy (0-1, 4.66 ERA) to the mound, looking for another quality start against Lancaster. He will matchup with Lancaster’s RHP Bryan Evans (1-1, 4.00 ERA), facing the Blue Crabs for his third start in a row against the Blue Crabs. 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.comor 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 www.AtlanticLeague.com

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SNYDER’S BIG DAY NOT ENOUGH FOR SOUTHERN MARYLAND

SNYDER’S BIG DAY NOT ENOUGH FOR SOUTHERN MARYLAND
Blue Crabs Drop Finale in Bridgeport

(Waldorf, MD., May 21, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-17) fell short in the series finale of their three-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish (18-13), with Bridgeport walking off in the ninth by a score of 7-6.

The ball was jumping off the bats all day long in Bridgeport, and it got started early for the Bluefish against Southern Maryland’s starter Brian Grening. A two-out homerun from Jonathon Galvez scored Sean Burroughs and Jose Cuevas, putting the Bluefish ahead 3-0 in the second inning. The Blue Crabs responded in the top of the fourth, hitting a two-run shot of their own. After an error allowed the leadoff man, Edwin Garcia, to reach base, Michael Snyder hit his second homerun of the series. Cory Vaughn crossed the plate three batters later, scoring from second on a Devon Rodriguez single.

Bridgeport extended their lead in the bottom of the inning, when Galvez hit his second three-run homerun of the day. This one brought across Jose Gil and Cuevas, bringing the lead to 6-3. Snyder cut into the lead once again, hitting his second homer of the day, a two-run shot in the eighth off Bridgeport’s starter Cory Riordan. The homerun was Snyder’s sixth of the season, and his second multi-homer game this year.

Riordan was lifted after walking the next batter, as Bridgeport turned to their closer David Carpenter to record the four-out save. Carpenter (1-1) got out of the eighth inning, but gave up a run in the ninth to tie the game at 6-6. Rodriguez continued his hot streak at the plate, hitting his first homerun since joining the team, and picking up his fourth multi-hit game of the week.

The Blue Crabs turned the tie game over to reliever Rob Carson (2-2), to work the bottom of the ninth. Carson gave up two singles, before an error at third loaded the bases for Bridgeport, with just one out in the inning. Cuevas was next to bat, hitting a flyball to deep center, giving Alberto Callaspo enough room to tag up and score the winning run. The sacrifice gave the Bluefish a walk-off win in the game, and a 2-1 win in the series.

The loss drops the Blue Crabs to 13-17 on the season, and is their second series loss in a row. The team has now lost six of their last seven games. They will look to turn things around Monday, May 22nd, as they open a four-game home series against the Lancaster Barnstormers. Southern Maryland will send RHP Gaby Hernandez (1-0, 3.27 ERA) to the mound, looking to take the series opener. He will matchup with Lancaster’s LHP Nate Reed (0-0, 3.80 ERA), in his third start in a row against the Blue Crabs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. on Monday 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 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 www.AtlanticLeague.com

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BLUE CRABS OUTMATCHED IN GAME TWO AGAINST BRIDGEPORT

BLUE CRABS OUTMATCHED IN GAME TWO AGAINST BRIDGEPORT

Blue Crabs Fall 10-3 Against Bluefish

(Waldorf, MD., May 20, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-16) fell in the second game of their three-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish (17-13) 10-3, tying up their road series against the Bluefish.

The Blue Crabs fell behind early and were never able to recover in this one. Bridgeport jumped on starter Drew Hayes (0-1), putting up three runs in the second inning. Four straight singles with one out from the Bluefish put across two runs in the inning. A groundout from Angelys Nina recorded the second out, but allowed D’Arby Myers to come across, putting the score at 3-0. Bridgeport added to their lead in the fourth, when Jonathon Galvez hit a solo shot off Hayes, Galvez’ team leading fifth homerun off the season.

Southern Maryland cut into the lead in the top of the sixth inning, when Michael Snyder launched his fourth homer of the season. The two-run shot brought home Edwin Garcia, and brought the Blue Crabs to within just one run of Bridgeport. However, the Bluefish responded quickly to those two runs, putting up two more of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Back-to-back singles led off the inning, before a one-out single from Myers brought home Tony Abreu. After advancing to third on a wild pitch and stolen base, Myers crossed the plate on a Luis Hernandez single, putting Bridgeport ahead 6-2.

Bridgeport put up two more runs off the Southern Maryland bullpen in the seventh inning. After two straight singles and a walk loaded the bases, another single from Abreu extended the lead to 7-2. A sacrifice fly from Jose Cuevas added another run to the lead, bringing home Jose Gil from third.

The Blue Crabs added one more run in the top of the eighth, when new acquisition Luis Alen connected for his first homerun of the season. The Bluefish responded once again though in the bottom of the inning, when a two-out double from Sean Burroughs brought home two, extending the lead to 10-3, where it would finish.

The loss drops the Blue Crabs to 13-16 on the season, as well as to 2-3 against Bridgeport. They currently sit third in the Freedom Division, trailing both Sugar Land and Lancaster.

The Blue Crabs return to action Sunday, May 21st for the series finale against the Bluefish. Southern Maryland will send RHP Brian Grening (1-1, 2.91 ERA) to the mound, for his second start against the Bluefish. He will matchup with Bridgeport’s RHP Cory Riordan (1-2, 4.06 ERA), facing the Blue Crabs for the first time this season. First pitch is scheduled for 1:12 P.M. on Sunday at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

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 www.AtlanticLeague.com

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BLUE CRABS WIN DRAMATIC GAME ONE IN BRIDGEPORT

BLUE CRABS WIN DRAMATIC GAME ONE IN BRIDGEPORT
Blue Crabs Knock Off Bluefish in Extra Innings

(Waldorf, MD., May 19, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-15) won the series opener of their three-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish (16-13) 5-3, in extra innings to end a four-game losing streak.

The Blue Crabs got on the board first, putting up two runs in the top of the second inning. Cory Vaughn led off the inning with a walk, before Devon Rodriguez continued his hot streak, doubling to score Vaughn. Rodriguez scored three plays later, when Gary Brown singled, putting the score at 2-0.

The Bluefish responded in the bottom of the inning, taking over the lead with three runs of their own. With two runners on already, Bridgeport strung together three straight hits. A single from Santiago Nessy plated the first run, before a bases loaded double from D’Arby Myers followed two batters later. The Myers’ double scored Nessy and Tony Abreu, putting the Bluefish ahead 3-2.

The game remained scoreless for three more innings, behind strong pitching from Southern Maryland’s starter Daryl Thompson, as well as Bridgeport’s starter Tyler Badamo. In the top of the sixth inning, Vaughn and Rodrgiuez teamed up again, this time to tie the game. Vaughn started with a two-out double, and another Rodrgiuez single plated him from second.

The bullpen’s battled back and forth across the seventh and eighth innings, with Southern Maryland stranding two runners in each inning. The game stayed at 3-3, heading into the 10th inning. With one out in the top of the inning, Southern Maryland put together back-to-back-to-back singles. Zach Wilson scored the first run of the inning on a wild pitch, before Rodriguez picked up his third RBI, scoring Vaughn once again with a single, and bringing the score to 5-3.

Cody Eppley (S,8) worked a scoreless bottom half of the inning, picking up his eighth save of the season. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Blue Crabs, and improved them to 13-15 on the season.

The Blue Crabs return to action Saturday, May 20th for the second game against the Bluefish. Southern Maryland will send RHP Drew Hayes (0-0, 4.50 ERA) to the mound, in his second start for the team. He will matchup with Bridgeport’s RHP Rainy Lara (2-0, 2.55 ERA), in his first start against the Blue Crabs this season. First pitch is scheduled for 6:12 P.M. on Saturday at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

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 www.AtlanticLeague.com

 

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BLUE CRABS SWEPT BY BARNSTORMERS AT HOME

BLUE CRABS SWEPT BY BARNSTORMERS AT HOME
Blue Crabs Drop Finale 9-8 Against Lancaster

(Waldorf, MD., May 18, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (12-15) lost the finale of their three-game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers (16-11) 9-8, as Lancaster finished the sweep.

Southern Maryland’s starter, Pat McCoy, struggled early in the game, before recovering to give up just two runs over six innings of work. McCoy got behind early, when Anderson De La Rosa hit a two-run homerun, putting the Barnstormers ahead 2-0. The Blue Crabs recovered with a big third inning, putting across four runs. Three singles led off the inning, scoring Gary Brown. A Cory Vaughn singled plated Edwin Garcia, with Michael Snyder scoring on a wild pitch in the next at-bat. Patrick Palmeiro closed the scoring in the inning, when he doubled down the left field line, scoring Vaughn and putting the Blue Crabs ahead 4-2.

They extended that lead in the fourth inning, behind two homeruns of their own. Gary Brown started it off, when he hit his fourth homer of the season, a solo shot to deep left field. Garcia followed with his second hit of the night, and two batters later Zach Wilson hit a two-run shot, putting the Blue Crabs ahead 7-2.

McCoy was lifted after six innings of work, turning the five-run lead over to his bullpen. Reliever Sam Runion continued his struggles against the Barnstormers, as he allowed 4 straight runners to reach, before being removed without recording an out. Rob Carson (2-1) followed him, walking in a run, and then giving up a two-run double to Lastings Milledge, tying the game 7-7. Carson was removed for Jesse Beal, who promptly gave up a two-run homerun to the first man he saw, as Garrett Weber broke the tie, giving Lancaster as 9-7 lead.

The Blue Crabs rallied in the eighth inning, as a Devon Rodriguez single scored Vaughn. Southern Maryland put runners on the corners with two outs, when the game went into a rain delay. After almost two hours of delay, the Blue Crabs returned to the late, but stranded the runners after Scott Shuman struck out the only batter he faced.

Lancaster sent Cody Hall (S,4) to the mound to lock down the save, as well as the sweep. Jose Lozada battled, reaching base on a single after seeing 10 pitches in the at-bat. Hall picked up a strikeout, before Gary Brown flew out to center, stranding the 11th Blue Crabs baserunner of the game. This was the first time Southern Maryland had been swept this season, and extended their season-high losing streak to four games.

The Blue Crabs return to action Friday, May 19th on the road against the Bridgeport Bluefish. Southern Maryland will send RHP Daryl Thompson (2-2, 4.06 ERA) to the mound, looking to pick up the win in the series opener. He will matchup with Lancaster’s RHP Tyler Badamo (1-1, 0.42 ERA), in his first start against the Blue Crabs this season. First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M. on Friday at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

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 www.AtlanticLeague.com

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BLUE CRABS LOSE TIGHT GAME TWO AGAINST LANCASTER

 

BLUE CRABS LOSE TIGHT GAME TWO AGAINST LANCASTER
Blue Crabs Come Up Short 8-7 Against Barnstormers

(Waldorf, MD., May 16, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (12-14) lost the second game of their three-game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers (15-11) 8-7, with Lancaster putting up four runs in the seventh inning.

Gaby Hernandez went to the mound for the Blue Crabs, looking to even the series and bring the Blue Crabs within a game of the division lead. He fell behind early when pesky lead-off man Darian Sandford reached base, scoring on a two-out single from Sean Halton. Southern Maryland responded in the bottom of the inning, when Zach Wilson put them ahead 2-1, on a two-run homerun to deep left-center field.

The lead didn’t last long, as the Barnstormers tied the game up in the second. Lastings Milliedge started the inning with a single, before scoring on another two-out single, this one off the bat of Tyler Clark. The tie remained until the bottom of the fourth, when Milliedge slipped on a Jose Lozada fly ball, allowing Lozada to coast to a triple, scoring Patrick Palmeiro from first.

Lancaster regained the lead in the top of the sixth off Hernandez. The inning led off with a K.C. Hobson solo homerun, tying the game 3-3. Three straight hits followed that, with Halton crossing the plate to put the Barnstormers ahead by one run. The Blue Crabs responded once again, this time with a little help from the Barnstormers defense. Cory Vaughn reached on an error, when the second baseman for Lancaster dropped a pop fly to start the inning. He advanced on a sacrifice fly, before scoring on a Lozada single. Gary Brown picked up his third hit off the day, scoring Palmeiro and giving the Blue Crabs a 5-4 lead.

It was then Lancaster’s turn to take a swing, as the back and forth action continued in the seventh inning. Three straight singles to lead-off the inning put across the tying run, before reliever Austin Fleet (0-2) could record an out. After a fly-out, Fleet was lifted from the game for Rob Carson. Carson gave up back-to-back singles, scoring two more, before Milledge came across for the fourth run in the inning.

Now trailing 8-5 the Blue Crabs offense was once again sent up to get the team back in the game. Michael Snyder and Zach Wilson starter the inning with a single and a double, before a sacrifice fly from Vaughn plated the first run. Devon Rodriguez singled after the sacrifice fly, scoring Wilson from third, and bringing the lead to 8-7.

Southern Maryland’s reliever Jesse Beal loaded the bases in the top of the ninth, before getting a 6-4-3 double play to work out of the jam, giving his team the chance to take the game in the bottom half of the inning. Vaughn got it started once again, with Rodriguez following with another single. With runners at the corners and nobody out, Patrick Palmeiro hit a hard grounder to shortstop Jeff Kobernus. Kobernus fired home, catching Vaughn in a rundown and forcing him out for the first of the inning. Closer Anthony Carter (S,4) then got a fly ball from Lozada, and a groundout from Mike Blanke, to finish off the nail-biter, and pick up the second win in the series for Lancaster.

The Blue Crabs return to action Thursday, May 18th for the series finale against the Barnstormers. Southern Maryland will send LHP Pat McCoy (0-1, 7.36 ERA) to the mound, looking to salvage a game in the series. He will matchup with Lancaster’s LHP Rommie Lewis (2-2, 4.86 ERA), in his first start against the Blue Crabs this season. 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 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 www.AtlanticLeague.com

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