Blue Crabs drop rainy series finale against the Somerset Patriots.

(Waldorf MD., May 18, 2015) – The Blue Crabs and the Patriots had to work around a wet and rainy four-game set with Somerset winning game four 2-0 in a rain-shortened six inning game.  

The big storyline coming into the game was the pitching matchup that pitted RHP Mickey Storey (1-0, 1.17 ERA) against RHP Brian Baker (1-0, 3.57 ERA).  Mickey Storey pitched a fabulous six innings, striking out four, and allowing just one hit.

Somerset scored the first run of the ballgame on a Chris Marrero solo home run over the wall in left field.  In the top of the sixth, Somerset would add another run.  Thomas Neal laced a single to left field and then stole second base.  The next hitter, Chris Marrero, bounced one off the glove of pitcher Shaun Garceau as it deflected out towards second base.  Casey Stevenson flipped it barehanded, and it skipped by the glove of Ward, allowing Neal to score and make it 2-0 Somerset; however, this run would not be recorded in the final box score because the game was called before the entire seventh inning could be completed.

Blue Crabs manager Stan Cliburn came out to make a pitching change, but the skies opened up, and the rain came falling from the sky.  The game was called and made final after six innings.

The Blue Crabs dip to 14-10 on the season, but they still hold the best record in the Freedom Division.  They will hit the road for a quick three-game set at Camden on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and then return home for a four-game series this weekend against the Barnstormers.  Tomorrow night’s pitching match-up pits RHP Jake Hale (1-1, 2.70) against LHP Fu-Te Ni (1-0, 2.86) throwing for the Riversharks.  The first pitch is set for 7:05 P.M.


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