WP: P. Andrelcyzk (7-2), LP: O. Santos (3-6), SV: M. Walden (7), TIME: 2:52
(Waldorf, MD August 23rd 2015) —Lancaster
has not lost a series in the second half, and the trend continued today as
Lancaster snuck by Southern Maryland 5-4 in the finale of the three game series
at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Southern Maryland once again scored first, with three runs in
the bottom of the third. With two outs, Fred Lewis walked, followed by
Antone DeJesus being hit by a pitch. Zach Wilson followed with an infield
single to load the bases. The next hitter Jovan Rosa walked to force in
Lewis from third to make it 1-0. Newcomer Bryant Nelson looped a single
to center to score DeJesus and Wilson to make it 3-0.
Lancaster chipped away at the lead scoring a run in the top
of the fourth on a Juan Apodoca RBI single to make it 3-1. The following
inning, Mike McDade walked to the plate with a runner on base, and drove a
homerun over the wall in right center to tie the game at 3-3.
The Blue Crabs reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the sixth
on a sacrifice fly from newly appointed captain Casey Frawley. In the top
of the seventh inning, Lancaster tied the game though on an RBI groundout by
Kevin Rivers scoring Kent Matthes. Lancaster would then go on to take the
lead for the first time in the ballgame in the top of the eighth. Former
Philadelphia Phillies first round draft pick Zach Collier stepped up to the
plate and drove a solo homerun over the wall in right field to give the
Barnstormers the 5-4 lead.
RHP Brian Baker went just 4.2 innings for Southern Maryland,
while RHP Joe Gardner went six innings for Lancaster. Mike McDade went
3-5 with two RBIs on the day, and eight for 14 with two homeruns and five runs
batted in for the series. Lancaster out-hit Southern Maryland 12-10 on
The Blue Crabs hit the road for a three game series against
Camden Monday (24th), Tuesday (25th), and Wednesday (26th),
before returning home for a four game series against Long Island next
weekend. Game one of the series will take place at Campbell’s Field with
the first pitch being thrown at 7:05 P.M.