GAME ONE: WP: O. Santos (4-7), LP: J. Gardner (8-6), SV: C. Eppley (8), TIME: 2:10
GAME TWO: WP: N. Reed (8-7), LP: S. Garceau (4-5): TIME: 2:35
(Waldorf, MD. September 10th 2015) —Southern
Maryland and Lancaster were forced to play a doubleheader because of a wash out
on Wednesday evening. The two teams came into play this evening with
seven wins apiece against one another. On Thursday evening the two teams
split the doubleheader, with Southern Maryland winning game one 4-2, and
Lancaster taking game two 8-3.
In game one, Southern Maryland scored four quick runs with
one run in the first and three runs in the bottom of the second. Southern
Maryland had bases loaded for Fred Lewis. Fred lifted a fly-ball to
center allowing Keith Castillo to score. The throw came in to the
shortstop Lance Zawadzki, and Lance made a misthrow to second which allowed
both Frawley and DeJesus.
Down 4-1 heading into the top of the fourth, Lancaster tied
the game scoring three runs highlighted by Charlie Cutler two run double, and
an Anderson Feliz RBI single.
Bryant Nelson, and Jamar Walton both scored on the fielder’s
choices off the bats of Casey Frawley, and Antone DeJesus in the bottom of the
sixth, with Cody Eppley recording the save in the top of the seventh.
The script flipped in game two, with Lancaster scoring in
spread out fashion. Mike McDade singled to score Jerry Owens, and Zach
Collier in the top of the first. The Barnstormers added a run in the
second, and three more in the top of the third. Kent Matthes led things
off with a homerun, and a few batters later with the bases loaded, Juan Apodaca
drew a walk, and a RBI. A couple of batter later. Yusuke Kajimoto
lifted a fly-ball a couple of batter later to score Anderson Feliz.
Lancaster added two runs in the sixth, and Southern Maryland
added two runs in the bottom of the seventh but fell well short of the
mark. RHP Shaun Garceau struggled in game two, going just 2.1 innings,
allowing six runs on seven hits. LHP Nate Reed pitched very well for
Lancaster in game two, striking out eight.
The Blue Crabs continue their homestand tomorrow, starting
with York and Southern Maryland resuming a suspended game from August 20th,
followed by game one of the three game series. The first pitch for the
suspended game will be thrown at 6:00 P.M.