WALDORF, MD.— The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs nearly rallied from a five run but fell short losing 5-4 on Wednesday night. Somerset’s offense exploded with five runs on five straight hits in the fifth inning. Somerset’s center fielder Trayvon Robinson crushed a three-run homer to left center field followed by a double by right fielder Vinny Zarrillo. Shortstop Scott Kelly kept the momentum going with an RBI single and the dynamic of the game quickly changed.
The Blue Crabs answered in the sixth inning when left fielder Jamar Walton smashed a two-run homer to cut the lead to 5-2. Later on in the eighth inning, Walton hit an RBI double making it 5-4 and bringing the Blue Crabs back in the game.
After getting the leadoff man on in the bottom of the ninth, Southern Maryland was unable to push the tying run across against Jon Hunton who picked up his fifth save of the season.
Blue Crabs infielder Bryant Nelson went 1-4 in the game, and now sits one hit shy of 1,000 in his Atlantic League career. The Blue Crabs will look to salvage the series tomorrow against the Patriots. The first pitch is set for 12:05 P.M. For tickets, log on to Somdbluecrabs.com, or call 301-638-9788.