(Waldorf MD., June 6th 2015) – After two days of rainouts, Bridgeport and Southern Maryland played a doubleheader tonight at Regency Furniture Stadium with Bridgeport winning 3-1 in game one and 2-1 in game two.
In game one, Bridgeport got on the board in the top of the second with an RBI double from James Simmons, scoring John Alonso. The Blue Crabs answered in the bottom of the third inning on an error by the first baseman, Andres Rodriguez, who dropped an infield fly ball and allowed Antone DeJesus to score.
In the top of the fourth, Jobduan Morales doubled off the wall in straightaway center field. Two batters later, with runners at first and second, Luis An. Rodriguez roped a single to center to score Morales. The next hitter, Matt Wessinger, advanced to first base on a fielder’s choice, allowing James Simmons to score to make it 3-1. The Blue Crabs were held scoreless the rest of the way as Southern Maryland’s offense managed just four hits.
Game two brought the same result for the Blue Crabs, losing 2-1. Southern Maryland scored early on in the bottom of the first. Fred Lewis led off with a single to center, followed by an Osuna walk and a Zach Wilson RBI double to right center field to score Lewis to make it 1-0. Southern Maryland would leave the bases loaded, and starting pitcher Matt Iannazzo would work out of the jam.
Bridgeport got on the board in the top of the fourth as Jake Luce led off the inning with a walk. Luce then stole second and later scored on a Sean Burroughs line drive single to right to tie the game. A few batters later, James Simmons singled back up the middle with the bases loaded to score Dotel and make it to make it 2-1, as the Bluefish bullpen would hold it down the rest of the way.
Brian Grening pitched well for Southern Maryland by going 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, while striking out six and walking just one. The offense for the Blue Crabs, however, left seven runners on base in the losing effort.
The final game of the three-game set will commence tomorrow evening as RHP Jake Hale (4-2, 2.49) will start for Southern Maryland, while LHP Scott Maine (1-3, 6.17) will throw for Bridgeport. The first pitch is set for 6:35 P.M.