WP: C. Scarpetta (3-5), LP: J. Hale (9-4, TIME: 2:46
(Waldorf, MD September 13, 2015) —The main
storyline surrounding tonight’s ballgame was the return of RHP Jake Hale.
Jake returned to the mound after a two month hiatus because of a finger
injury. At the time of his injury, Jake ranked in the top ten in wins,
innings pitched, ERA, and opponents’ batting average. Tonight was a sour
return for Jake as he was roughed up in 3.1 innings pitched, allowing eight
runs on eight hits, leading the downfall for the Blue Crabs in their 11-1 loss
The Revolution got the scoring started in the top of the
second off a three run homerun from Luis De La Cruz over the wall in left
center to make it 3-0 York. For the second consecutive evening the Revolution
batted around in the top of the fourth inning, and in the process sending 11
men to the plate to hit. In total, York scored seven runs on seven hits
in the frame. With runners at second and third, Nick Ferdinand ripped a
single to left allowing Telvin Nash, and Luis De La Cruz to score. The
next hitter James Simmons lifted a high drive over the wall in left center for
a two runs shot. Mikey Reynolds and Andres Perez each contributed with
two RBIs apiece.
Despite giving up one run, RHP Cody Scarpetta was on point
for the Revolution, going six innings, allowing a run, on three hits, and
striking out eight. The bullpen combination of RHP Beau Vaughn, RHP
Stephen Penney, and RHP Matt Neil pitched three scoreless innings. In
addition the pitching staff surrendered just four hits overall to the Southern
Tonight was the final home game for Southern Maryland.
The Blue Crabs finished with a record 35-34 at home in the 2015 campaign.
They will hit the road for a seven game homestand to finish the season,
starting first with three games against Lancaster, and finishing with the
Bridgeport Bluefish for a four game series next weekend.
Tomorrow’s ballgame is set to start in Lancaster at 7:05
P.M. The RHP Daniel Moskos (2-0, 3.86) will be on the hill for Lancaster,
while RHP Tim Sexton (1-0, 3.29) will toe the rubber for Southern Maryland.