WP: D. Thompson (5-4), LP: M. Boer (1-2), SV: C. Eppley (3), TIME: 3:11
(Waldorf, MD. August 22nd 2015) —RHP
Daryl Thompson came into tonight’s outing having not won a start since August 2nd,
and tonight Thompson threw seven innings, striking out seven and not allowing a
run to lead the Blue Crabs to the 7-4 victory.
Southern Maryland once again scored first in the bottom of the
third. Fred Lewis started the rally with a walk, followed by an Antone
DeJesus sacrifice bunt to put a runner in scoring position. Zach Wilson
lashed a singled to center to score Lewis to make it 1-0. After a Jovan
Rosa single, Bryant Nelson walked to load the bases. The next hitter, Jamar Walton, doubled into right field to score Wilson and Rosa to make it
3-0. Casey Frawley then came to the plate and smoked a single back up the
middle into center to score Nelson to make it 4-0. Jamar Walton then lifted a sacrifice fly to center to score
Wilson to make it 5-0.
In the bottom of the sixth, Keith Castillo started
the bottom of the frame with a double. Two batter later, Antone DeJesus
tripled down the right field line to score Castillo. A batter later, Zach
Wilson singled to score DeJesus to make it 7-0.
RHP Chris Bodishbaugh came out of the bullpen for a relief
appearance in the top of the eighth. With one out Mike McDade
singled. Two batters later Lancaster began to break through
offensively. Brian Cavazos-Galvez singled, followed by a double off the
bat of Charlie Cutler after a seven pitch at bat to score McDade, and
Cavazos-Galvez to make it 7-2. With two outs, Lance Zawadzki roped a
double to left center to score Cutler. The hits parade continued with an
Anderson Felix double to left field, allowing Zawadzki to score to make it
7-4. RHP Orlando Santos came out of the bullpen, and induced a groundball
out of Kajimoto to end the rally.
RHP Cody Eppley worked a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his third
save of the season to send the Blue Crabs to victory. Southern Maryland
was out-hit 12-10, but received three RBIs from Jamar Walton, while Zach Wilson
went 3-4 with two RBIs. With the win, the Blie Crabs ended a three game
Southern Maryland and Lancaster will play the rubber matchup
of the three game series tomorrow afternoon. The first pitch is set for
2:05 P.M. RHP Joe Gardner (0-0, 0.00) will start for Lancaster, while RHP
Brian Baker (5-9, 5.13) will take the hill for Southern Maryland.