WALDORF, MD— The Blue Crabs played a double header on Wednesday evening at Regency Furniture Stadium splitting the two games. In the first game, The Sugar Land Skeeters scored the first two runs in the top of the second inning on an RBI single hit by Beamer Weems and an RBI double hit by Patrick Palmeiro.
Kent Matthes scored off Weems single and Weems turned on the jets scoring from first on the Patrick Palmeiro RBI double.
In the bottom of the second, Blue Crabs Jamar Walton launched a solo home run over the right field fence to cut the lead making it a one run game. It was a pitchers duel from thereon out and neither teams were able to score another run.
Blue Crabs starting pitcher Brian Burres put in five innings of work allowing two runs, six hits and striking out three. Orlando Santos was summoned for the sixth inning but gave up another run to the Skeeters putting them ahead 3-1.
The Blue Crabs began their comeback in the bottom of the seventh. Norberto Susini walked, Angel Flores singled, D’arby Myers hit an RBI single to bring in Susini, and Bryant Nelson hit an RBI single to tie the game forcing the game into extras.
In the top of the ninth Skeeters Josh Prince reached first on a single to center field, stole second and made his way home on a wild pitch all the way from second base. Reliever Robert Carson covered home, touching Prince with his glove to tag him out but the umpire called him safe, which proved to be the game-winning run.
In game two of the double header, the Blue Crabs turned the tables on the Skeeters winning 2-1.
In the top of the third, Blue Crabs rookie left fielder Ryan Kilmon hit a home run over the mini monster in left field to get on the board first this time around. The second run came in the bottom of the fifth. Eric Garcia scored on an RBI single hit by Bryant Nelson.
With runners on second on third in the top of the sixth, the Skeeters made it a one run game when Blue Crabs reliever Ian Marshall chose to get the runner at first out instead of the lead runner out at the plate to make it 2-1.
The Blue Crabs were able to hold on to the lead, and reliever Navery Moore picked up his second win of the season. The final of the four game series will take place tomorrow at Regency Furniture Stadium. The first pitch is set for 7:05 P.M. For tickets, log on to somdbluecrabs.com, or call 301-638-9788. The broadcast of the game will be available online at youtube.com, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 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.
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