Central Islip, N.Y.—The offensive struggles continued for Southern Maryland this evening as the Blue Crabs struck out a season high 15 times collectively, falling to Long Island 10-2.
After falling down 1-0, the Blue Crabs took the lead in the top of the second putting up a two spot. Kuan Jen-Chen ripped his first hit of the season into the gap in left center to drive in Michael Snyder. Moments later, Chen scored on an error committed by the catcher to bring the score to 2-1. In the bottom of the frame, Long Island took the lead and never looked back. Both Cody Puckett and Mike Dowd singled to drive in runs to make it 3-2.
Later in the game Long Island score seven unanswered runs from fourth to fifth innings to put the game out of reach. The Ducks scored two in the fourth on the strength of a wild pitch, and a Fehlandt Lentini RBI groundout. The very next inning, Long Island pushed across five runs, highlighted by a Fehlandt Lentini bases clearing triple.
Lentini had four RBIs on the night, as LHP Jack Snodgrass went six innings, striking out a total of nine Blue Crabs hitters. Meanwhile offensively for the Blue Crabs, Kuan Jen-Chen went 3-4 with an RBI. Southern Maryland and Long Island will play game three of the four game series tomorrow in Long Island. The first pitch is set for 6:35 P.M. RHP Mark Blackmar (1-0, 0.00) will start for the Ducks, and RHP Gaby Hernandez (0-0, 16.20) will toss for Southern Maryland.