WP: S. Maine (3-5), LP: B. Grening (3-5), SV: P. Mincey (12), TIME: 2:33

(Bridgeport, C.T. July 15th 2015) —Southern
Maryland had their six game winning streak snapped today, losing to the
Bridgeport Bluefish by the final of 4-2 in a special 11 A.M. start time.

Bridgeport scored three early runs in the first and second
inning combined.  In the bottom of the first, Josh Prince doubled, and
that was followed by Bryant Nelson single to put runners at the corners. 
The next hitter Wellington Dotel grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, but scored
Prince to make it 1-0 Bridgeport. 

Southern Maryland countered in the top of the second with a
run of their own.  After a Gustavo Molina ground rule double, Jake Opitz
singled to drive in Molina to make it 2-1.  In the bottom of the second
inning, Andres Rodriguez came to the plate with one out and lashed a single to
right to put a runner on base.  The next hitter Wilson Batista drove a
homerun over the wall in left to bring the score to 3-1. 

Fast forward to the bottom of the eighth, Wellington Dotel
singled with one out.  John Alonso then banged a single to center to put
two runners on base.  Jobduan Morales grounded into a fielder’s choice to
score Dotel to make it 4-1.  In the top of the ninth, a Casey Frawley
sacrifice-fly scoring Grant Zawadzki brought the Blue Crabs within two runs,
but were quickly shut down by Patrick Mincey, as Bridgeport held on for the 4-2

Blue Crabs starter Brian Grening, took the loss, going seven
innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.  After losing to Southern
Maryland back on June 6th, LHP Scott Maine picked up his third win
of the year, going 5.1 innings, allowing a run on four hits.  Bridgeport
out hit the Blue Crabs by a 9-8 mark for the game.

After last night’s ballgame was rained out, Southern
Maryland and Bridgeport will play a doubleheader beginning tomorrow evening at
6:05 P.M.  The second ballgame will start approximately 30 minutes after
the completion of the first, and both games will be seven innings long.


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