BLUE CRABS BLOW A FIVE RUN LEAD AND FALL TO SKEETERS IN SERIES FINALE

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SUGAR LAND, TX—The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs blew a 5-0 lead and dropped to the Sugar Land Skeeters and dropped the series finale losing 6-5 at Constellation Field on Thursday night.

The Blue Crabs sent 11 batters to the plate in the top of the first inning and plated five runs to take the early lead on the Skeeters.  Blue Crabs wasted first baseman, Michael Snyder’s three-run home run, his second home run of the series.  The Blue Crabs hit four straight singles against Skeeters starting pitcher Sean Gallagher with no outs to keep the fun going until third baseman Bryant Nelson struck out to end the inning.

In the bottom of the first inning, the Skeeters answered with three runs of their own.  Jeff Dominguez lead things off with a single, followed by a walk issued to third baseman Ricky Hague.  The next hitter Jeremy Barfield hit an RBI double to inch the Skeeters two runs closer to the Blue Crabs.

 In the bottom of the fourth, Skeeters left fielder, Jeremy Barfield rocked a solo home run off Blue Crabs starting pitcher Daryl Thompson for his second hit of the night making it a one run game.  Second baseman Delwyn Young singled and designated hitter Travis Scott followed suit by hitting a two-run home run to make the score 6-5, to take the lead for good.

With their win tonight, the Skeeters snap a four game losing streak, however still losing the series against the Blue Crabs.  The Blue Crabs return home tomorrow for a six game home stand facing the Long Island Ducks for three games over the weekend and the Bridgeport Bluefish for three next week.  Tomorrow’s first pitch is set for 7:05 PM.

BLUE CRABS TICKETS: Great seats are still available for upcoming homestand.  On Saturday June 11th the Blue Crabs are giving away free hats to the first 1,000 fans.  It is also a fireworks extravaganza presented by SAIC.  For tickets and information, log on to somdbluecrabs.com, or call 301-638-9788.

NEXT BROADCAST: https://www.youtube.com/user/SOMDBlueCrabs….http://allinbroadcasting.com/site/category/southern-maryland-blue-crabs/Blue Crabs On-Deck Pregame show will begin at 6:30 P.M. with the first pitch, and the play-by-play broadcast scheduled to be thrown at 7:05 P.M.

ABOUT THE SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS: The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will look to open its ninth season on Thursday April 21st, 2016. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

ABOUT THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL (ALPB): The Atlantic League is the most innovative league in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball. In the league’s 18-year history, over 34 million fans have attended ALPB games and more than 800 players have joined MLB organizations.  The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcases the talent of top-caliber players and offers affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.  ALPB clubs serve the communities of Bridgeport and New Britain, Conn., Lancaster and York, Pa., Central Islip, N.Y., Bridgewater, N.J., Waldorf, Md., and Sugar Land, Texas. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com

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