BLUE CRABS FALL DOWN EARLY AND LOSE TO THE BLUEFISH

(Bridgeport CT, September 19th 2015) —Southern
Maryland came into play tonight having outhit their opponents in three straight
games.  Besides outhitting Southern Maryland 7-5, Bridgeport also scored
two early runs and beat the Blue Crabs 5-2. 

Bryan Sabatella singled, and Josh Prince walked to put two
runners on base.  CJ Retherford stepped to the plate, and ripped a double
to score Sabatella, and Prince to make it 2-0. 

Southern Maryland tied the game in the top of the
third.  Antone DeJesus scored on a Casey Stevenson sacrifice fly. 
Later in the inning, Zach Wilson lashed a single to center to score Fred Lewis
to tie the game at 2-2.

RHP Tim Sexton’s night was finished after three innings of
work, as RHP Jake Hale came out of the bullpen.  Jake allowed three runs
on four hits three innings of work. 

Bridgeport went on to score three unanswered runs from the
fourth to the fifth innings.  In the bottom of the fourth, Juan Martinez
climbed in with two runners on base, and roped a single into center to score
Retherford, and Andres Rodriguez to make it 4-2.  In the last of the
fifth, Josh Prince would come around to score on an error committed by Fred
Lewis to bring the score to its’ final of 5-2. 

RHP Scott Ames, and RHP Patrick Mincey eached pitched two
scoreless innings for Bridgeport out of the bullpen.  CJ Retherford, and
Andres Rodriguez each had two hits for Bridgeport.  LHP Robert Carson
picked up the win on the hill for the Bluefish, as he threw seven innings,
allowing two runs on four hits, and striking out five. 

The finale, and final game of the season for the Blue Crabs
will take place tomorrow afternoon at Harbor Yard.  The first pitch is set
for 1:35 P.M.  LHP Matt Iannazzo (5-11, 4.81) will toss for Bridgeport,
while RHP Shaun Garceau (4-6, 5.12) will start for Southern Maryland.

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