WP: P. Andrelczyk (6-2), LP: T. Barham (0-2), SV: M. Walden (6), TIME: 3:32
(Waldorf, MD August 21st 2015) —
Southern Maryland has had a knack of playing in close games as of late, and
tonight was no different as the Lancaster Barnstormers defeated the Southern
Maryland Blue Crabs by the final of 6-5.
Lancaster used five pitchers out of the bullpen after Bryan
Morgado left the ballgame early, going four innings, allowing three runs, on
five hits. Southern Maryland scored three runs in the bottom of the
fourth. Zach Wilson led things off with a single, followed by a walk to
Jovan Rosa to put two runners on. The veteran Bryant Nelson was the next
hitter, and he dropped down a bunt down to put runners at second and
third. Jamar Walton then singled to score Wilson to make it 1-0.
Two batters later, Keith Castillo ripped a double to score Rosa and Walton to
make it 3-0.
In the top of the fifth, Zach Collier tripled in two runs to
make it a one run ballgame. In the bottom of the frame, with two runners
on Jovan Rosa singled in two runs, scoring DeJesus, and Stevenson to make it
Lancaster scored four unanswered runs to tie the game, and
take the lead. In the top of the sixth, Kent Matthes doubled, and the
next hitter Mike McDade drove a two run homerun over the wall in left center to
once again make it a one run game. In the top of the seventh, Matthes
came up to the plate with one out, and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly to
tie the game at 5-5. Mike McDade then came up again in an RBI situation
and doubled to score the go-ahead run Matthes to bring the score to its’ final
Southern Maryland’s offense struck out 12 times in the
ballgame, while Jamar Walton went 3-4, and Antone DeJesus went 2-5 with a run
scored. Lancaster banged out 11 hits on the night.
Game two of the series will take place tomorrow night at
6:35 P.M. RHP Madison Boer (1-1, 3.85) will throw for Lancaster, while
RHP Daryl Thompson will start for Southern Maryland.