WP: Daryl Thompson (1-0)

LP: Edwin Carl (0-1)

Time: 2:34

(September 23, 2015 – Lancaster, PA) The Blue Crabs and
Barnstormers kicked off the Freedom Division Championship Series today in
Lancaster. Game one featured a matchup of the division champions from the first
and second halves of the season. Daryl Thompson got the start to open the
critical first game and set the tone quickly as he went the distance in a 2-0 Southern
Maryland win.

Offence was at a premium today as both starters looked to
make statements coming in. Edwin Carl was acquired by Lancaster only weeks ago
and had made one start prior to days contest. He went 6.0 IP allowing one earned
run on three hits and three walks. ‘

Daryl Thompson returned to Southern Maryland for a third
season shortly before the all-star break and pitched his way to a 7-7 record
and a 3.86 ERA in the regular season. The LaPlata, MD native stood tall on the
road for the Blue Crabs and shut down the Barnstomers offence, tossing a
complete game shutout on 140 pitches while throwing almost 70 percent of his
pitches for strikes. Thompson struck out 11 and walked no one in the two hit
shutout. He retired the last 18 batters he faced.

The Blue Crabs took the only lead needed in the game on a
solo home run to right by Jovan Rosa in the second inning to lead off the
frame. Insurance came in the seventh with Pete Andrelczyk on the mound for
Lancaster in relief of starter Edwin Carl. Casey Frawley singled with one out
and advanced to second on an error by the Barnstormers’ SS Lance Zawadzki,
allowing Bryant Nelson to advance to first safely. Antone DeJesus came to bat
and singled on a 1-2 count to score Frawley from second.

Overall the Blue Crabs scored two runs on five hits. DeJesus
went 2-3 with 1 RBI, Jovan Rosa goes 1-4 with the solo home run to his record.
Game two takes place in Lancaster tomorrow at 7:00 PM, LHP Brian Burres will go
against LHP Nate Reed.


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