Blue Crabs top Bluefish, 7-2

WP: B. Baker (4-4)

LP: M. Iannazzo (3-3)

TIME: 2:50

(Bridgeport, CT. July 2nd 2015) – The five game series between the Blue Crabs and the Bridgeport Bluefish concluded this evening with Southern Maryland winning 7-2.

Bridgeport took the early lead scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth on a Jonathan Galvez RBI Groundout.  Southern Maryland put up a three spot in the top of 5th.  Casey Frawley doubled, and that was followed by a Tyler Wagner walk to put two runners on base.  Two batter later Anthony Vega tripled to score Frawley, and Wagner to make it 2-1.  Renny Osuna then hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Vega to make it 3-1.  

In the bottom of the sixth, John Alonso doubled to score Wellington Dotel to make a one run game.  The Blue Crabs took a strangle hold of the game late though to pull away for the victory.  After scoring a run in the eighth, the Blue Crabs scored three runs in the ninth.  With a runners at first and third, Jake Optiz singled to score Vega.  Tim Gustafson uncorked a wild pitch to put runners at second and third.  Daryle Ward strolled to the plate and singled to score Osuna, and Optiz to bring the score to it’s final of 7-2.

The first six hitters of Vega, Osuna, Opitz, Ward, and Rosa went a combined 9-21 with seven RBIs.  Meanwhile starter Brian Baker went five innings, allowing two runs, on four hits, and striking out six.  Southern Maryland pitching held Bridgeport to just six hits overall.

Southern Maryland returns home for a three game set over the July 4th weekend.  The first pitch is set for 7:05 P.M. Tomorrow at Regency Furniture Stadium.  All-Star RHP Jake Hale (8-2, 2.49) will start for the Blue Crabs, while RHP Josh Geer (3-1, 2.12) will toss for Sugar Land.

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