Blue Crabs Drop Series Opener In Somerset

WP: B. Boshers (3-0)

LP: D. Thompson (1-1)

TIME: 2:07

(Somerset, NJ. June 27th 2015)—The
Somerset Patriots came into tonight’s ballgame boasting the lowest ERA in the
Atlantic League, and lived up to the statistics, as they held Southern Maryland
to just two hits. 

In the top of the fourth, the Blue Crabs took the
lead.  Casey Stevenson led off the inning with a single.  Stevenson
then tagged up on a fly ball to second, and the next hitter Daryle Ward singled
to score Stevenson to make it 1-0.  The Patriots countered in the bottom
of the fourth to tie the game.  With one out Aharon Eggleston walked, and
stole second base to get into scoring position.  Eggleston then advanced
to third base on the error by Gustavo Molina, and was driven in on a sacrifice
fly by Thomas Neal to make it 1-1.

Fast forward to the bottom of the ninth, Aharon Eggleston
banged a single to left.  Two batters later, Scott Cousins lashed a single
to score Eggleston to give the Patriots the 2-1 win in walk-off fashion.

The two teams combined for just seven hits, while Blue Crabs
starter Daryl Thompson went 8.1 innings, allowing two runs, on five hits. 
Somerset starter Matt Zielinski went eight innings as well, allowing just two
hits.

Game two of the three game series tomorrow scheduled for
7:05 P.M.  RHP Brian Baker (2-4, 4.84) will start for Southern Maryland,
and RHP Lucas Irvine (3-4, 2.34) will take the ball for Somerset.

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