LATE RALLY SECURES THE SWEEP FOR SOUTHERN MARYLAND

WP: Wade Korpi, LP: John Lujan, SV: Erik Hamren, TIME: 2:44

(Sugar Land, TX. July 12, 2015) —Behind 3-0 heading
into the top of the ninth, Southern Maryland put up a four spot in the ninth to
defeat the Sugar Land Skeeters by the final of 4-3. 

Sugar Land scored first in the bottom of the second on a
Johan Limonta single to score Travis Scott to make it 1-0 Skeeters.  In
the bottom of the seventh, the Skeeters scored two runs.  Chris Wallace
led the rally off with a single, followed by a Johan Limonta intentional walk,
and a Patrick Palmeiro single to load the bases.  Former Blue Crab Renny
Osuna reached first on an error by Zach Wilson to score Wallace to make it
2-0.  The next hitter Amadeo Zazueta hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to
score Limonta to make it 3-0.

Down to their final three outs in the top of the ninth, the
Blue Crabs came to bat.  Daryle Ward led things off with a single to
centerfield.  Grant Zawadzki came into to pinch run for Ward, and the next
hitter Gustavo Molina singled to put runners at first and second.  Anthony
Vega came on to pinch run for Molina.  Jake Opitz was next up, and he
lined a double to right center to score Zawadzki.  Jovan Rosa roped a
single to left to score Vega to make it 3-2.  After Andrew Johnston came
on to pitch out of the Skeeters bullpen, Jamar Walton singled to right to score
Opitz to tie the game at 3-3.  Two batters later with runners at the
corners, Casey Stevenson drive a fly ball to center to score Jovan Rosa with
the sacrifice fly to give the Blue Crabs the 4-3 lead. 

In the bottom of the ninth, Renny Osuna led off the inning
with a single, but closer Erik Hamren retired the next three hitters to give
the Blue Crabs the 4-3 victory.  Southern Maryland banged out ten hits,
and now have 61 hits the last five games combined.  Wade Korpi picked up
the win out of the bullpen, going 1.1 innings, allowing two hits.

Coming off their fifth sweep of the season, Southern
Maryland continues with their seven game road trip taking on the Bridgeport
Bluefish tomorrow at 7:05 P.M. 

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