WP: D. Blacksher (4-2), LP: W. Korpi (3-3), SV: D. Loop (9), TIME: 3:13
(Waldorf, MD. August 1, 2015)— Southern Maryland
came into tonight’s ballgame having won six in a row against Sugar Land, but
had the winning streak snapped as they fell tonight to the Skeeters by the
final of 5-3.
For the second consecutive night, Southern Maryland fell
down early as the Skeeters scored two runs in the top of the first.
Amadeo Zazueta singled to center. The next hitter Chris Wallace ripped a
two run homerun over the wall in center for his league leading 13th
homerun of the year to make it 2-0. In the top of the second the Skeeters
added another run on the board on a Jeff Dominguez single to center to score
Patrick Palmeiro to make it 3-0.
Southern Maryland tacked on a run in the bottom of the
second. After Jovan Rosa doubled, Craig Maddox walked to the plate two
batters later and ripped a double to right center to make it a 3-1
Former Blue Crab Renny Osuna began a quick for rally for
Sugar Land in the top of the fourth with a single to center. Two batters
later, with two runners on base, Jeff Dominguez ripped a double off the wall in
center field to score Osuna to bring the Skeeters lead to 4-1. In the top
of the sixth, Amadeo Zazueta scored on a Chris Wallace’s RBI single. It
was Chris’ third RBI of the night.
With the score at 5-1 Skeeters lead, Southern Maryland
attempted to chip away at the lead. Ramon Delgado came out of the bullpen
to pitch for Sugar Land. With one out, Casey Stevenson, and Zach Wilson
both singled to put two runners on base. Jake Opitz then ripped a double
down the right field line to score Stevenson to make it 5-2. The next
hitter Jovan Rosa drove in Wilson with an infield single. The rally would
end for Southern Maryland two batters later on a Craig Maddox fly out to left
RHP Derek Blacksher picked up the win, going five innings,
allowing a run on five hits, while striking out seven. LHP Wade Korpi
took the loss, going 3.1 innings, allowing four runs on hits. The
Skeeters combination of Zazueta, Wallace, and Young went a combined 6-13 at the
plate on the evening.
Game three of the series will take place tomorrow at Regency
Furniture Stadium. The first pitch is set for 2:05 P.M. RHP Josh
Geer (4-3, 3.61) will throw for Sugar Land. RHP Daryl Thompson (3-2,
2.74) will start for Southern Maryland.