YORK, PA.— In a game that showed promise for Southern Maryland, the York Revolution defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Wednesday night by the final of 9-7. After getting shut out 10-0 last night, the Blue Crabs came out swinging scoring two runs in the first inning against York Revolution.
The Blue Crabs scored two early runs to go up 2-0. Blue Crabs third baseman Bryant Nelson extended his hitting streak to 11 with an RBI single to center extending the Blue Crabs lead to 4-0. The bats stayed hot for their half of the third inning as the Blue Crabs put up three more runs chasing starting pitcher Matt Neil from the game. York’s manager Mark Mason brought Micah Owings in for long relief.
Owings held the Blue Crabs scoreless for four and two-third innings.
In the bottom of the third inning The Revolution dropped the hammer scoring four runs to close the gap 7-4. Catcher Isaias Tejeda and left fielder Michael Rockett both walked to start off the inning. First baseman Telvin Nash singled to left field setting up right fielder Michael Burgess for a massive grand slam making it 7-4. That ended starting pitcher Jon Leciester’s night and Brian Grening took the mound but struggled, allowing one run as York inched its way closer to the Blue Crabs making it 7-5.
In the bottom of the sixth York took the lead scoring four more unanswered runs, highlighted by a Bryan Pounds, and James Simmons two-run double to bring the score to its final of 9-7. With the win, the Revolution make franchise history with their largest home deficit ever.
The Blue Crabs look to salvage the series tomorrow as they take on the Revolution in an 11:00 A.M. affair.