WALDORF, MD—The Blue Crabs were shut out by the Sugar land Skeeters 2-0 on Monday night at Regency Furniture Stadium to open a four game series in a game that lasted just two hours and 8 minutes. The Skeeters scored the first run in the top of the first on an RBI single hit by Jeremy Barfield to bring in Josh Prince.
The second run scored in the fifth with two outs. Sugar Land strung together three consecutive singles, the last hit, an RBI single by Josh Prince.
Skeeters starting pitcher Aaron Thompson, a former first round pick for the Marlins, sailed through seven innings striking out seven batters, allowing just five hits, and keeping the Blue Crabs off the board.
The Crabs bats were quiet compared to last night when they put together a total of 17 hits. In fact, only two batters reached second base for the Blue Crabs and they left five runners on base.
Blue Crabs starting pitcher Tim Sexton, pitched a complete game, striking out five, and allowing just two earned runs in a losing effort. The Blue Crabs are back in action tomorrow as they take on the Sugar Land Skeeters for game two of the four game series. The first pitch is set for 7:05 P.M. For tickets, log on to somdbluecrabs.com, or call 301-638-9788. The game broadcast will be available on Youtube.com, Southern Maryland page, and allinbroadcasting.com. It all begins with “Blue Crabs on Deck,” at 6:30 P.M. with the live play-by-play broadcast beginning 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 opened 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!
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