WP: A. Martin (4-2), LP: O. Santos (3-2), SV: R. Weinhardt (23), TIME: 2212
(Waldorf, MD August 3, 2015)—Southern Maryland
wrapped up their seven game homestand, falling to the Sugar Land Skeeters by
the final of 4-3.
Sugar Land took an early 1-0 lead, and added a run in the
top of the third on a fielder’s choice to score Jeff Dominguez to make it
2-0. Southern Maryland cracked the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth
on a Keith Castillo single to score Jake Opitz to make it 2-1. In the
bottom of the fifth, Casey Stevenson singled with one out. The very next
hitter Zach Wilson drove a fly ball out to right. The catch was made by
Dominguez, but Stevenson tagged up and scored from third to tie the game at
Southern Maryland claimed the lead for the first time in the
game in the bottom of the sixth. Jovan Rosa led things off with a monster
homerun over the wall in left field to tie the game at 3-3. RHP Cody
Eppley was called out of the bullpen in the top of the eighth. Delwyn
Young led things off with a double. The next two hitters Chris Wallace,
and Travis Scott struck out to bring Johan Limonta up to the plate. Johan
lashed a single to center, allowing Delwyn Young to score just ahead of the tag
from the catcher Keith Castillo to tie things up.
Each team was held scoreless in the ninth, and tenth
innings, and in the top of the 11th, Patrick Palmeiro walked to
start things off. Denny Almonte came to the plate and dropped down a
sacrifice bunt to move Palmeiro to second to bring Jeff Dominguez to the
plate. Jeff ripped a single to center that got by Antone DeJesus allowing
Palmeiro to score the eventual winning run.
Neither starting pitcher factored in the decision as RHP
Brian Baker went six innings, allowing two runs, on seven hits, and striking
out five. RHP Sean Gallagher went six innings, allowing three runs, on
six hits, and striking out four. Southern Maryland left ten runners on
base, and have now left 20 runners on in the past two games.
After an off day tomorrow, the Blue Crabs return to action
on Wednesday, taking on the York Revolution for a four game series on the
road. The first pitch is set for 6:35 on Wednesday evening.