BLUE CRABS SNEAK BY THE DUCKS ON LABOR DAY

WP: D. Thompson (6-6), LP: D. Downs (4-5), SV: C. Eppley (7), TIME: 2:56

(Central Islip, NY. September 7th 2015) —Coming
off a very disappointing loss, the day before, Southern Maryland cashed in with
timely hitting, and very good pitching en route to a 3-2 victory over the Long
Island Ducks.

RHP Daryl Thompson went 6.1 innings, giving up two runs, on
seven hits, and striking out seven to pick up the victory.  Orlando
Santos, Justin Berg, and Cody Eppley each with scoreless innings out of the
bullpen.

Offensively Southern Maryland put two runs on the board in
the top of the second.  Casey Frawley drove in Jamar Walton with an RBI
triple, and that was then followed by Antone DeJesus sacrifice fly to left
field to score Frawley to make it 2-0.  In the top of the sixth, Southern
Maryland added a much needed insurance run when Jovan Rosa singled in Jovan
Rosa.  It was DeJesus second run batted in of the day.

Long Island was out-hit offensive today, with their runs
coming in the fifth on a Cody Puckett solo homerun, and again in the seventh on
an Elmer Reyes homerun over the wall in right field, but were never able to tie
the game or get over the hump thanks to the pitching staff of the Blue Crabs.

Catcher Keith Castillo stays hot, as he is now hitting .390
in his last 11 games after going 1-4 this afternoon.  Outfielder Antone
DeJesus is riding a season high 11 game hitting streak after going 1-3 with two
runs driven in this afternoon. 

Southern Maryland returns home tomorrow for a six game
homestand, beginning with Lancaster.  The first pitch is set for 7:05
P.M.  It is the final homestand of the season for the Blue Crabs.

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