Blue Crabs squander early lead and quality start by Grening, drop series finale in Camden.

(Camden, NJ., May 21, 2015) – After taking an early lead, Southern Maryland was unable to generate enough offense tonight as they fell to the Camden Riversharks by the of 3-1 to lose the series to Camden.

In the top of the third, Antone DeJesus doubled to right-center field to put a runner in scoring position.  Renny Osuna would then trade places with DeJesus with an RBI double to score Antone to make it 1-0.  

The Riversharks were held scoreless until the bottom of the fifth.  Joel Guzman led off the bottom of the frame with a home run to tie the game at 1-1.  The next hitter, Carlos Guzman, laced a single to center, followed by a Nathaniel Coronado single to center and a Michael Rockett single to load the bases.  Brandon Chaves grounded out to first to score Carlos Guzman to make it 2-1 Camden.

Camden added a run in the bottom of the eighth as Brandon Chaves doubled to right, and Evan Crawford singled to score Chaves to bring the score to 3-1.  Blue Crabs starter Brian Grening went seven innings, allowing three runs, and striking out five.  Riversharks starter Sean Gleason went 5.2 innings, allowing a run on seven hits to pick up the win.  

Brandon Chaves went 2-4 with an RBI, while Evan Crawford and Joel Guzman each had an RBI.  The number three, four and five hitters, consisting of Wilson, Ward, and Molina, went a combined 0-12 for the ballgame.

Southern Maryland returns home over the Memorial Day weekend for a four game set with the Lancaster Barnstormers.  The first pitch is set for tomorrow at 7:05.  Newcomer Jon Leicester (0-0, 0.00) will make his first career Atlantic League start.  He’ll be opposed by righty Bryan Woodall (0-2, 6.15) for Lancaster.

TIME: 2:40

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