The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs fell to the Somerset Patriots 3-1 in game one of the three game series.
After an hour and twenty-seven minute rain delay the Blue Crabs took the field and jumped to an early lead against the Patriots on the strength of Zach Wilson’s solo home run to left center to put the Blue Crabs ahead 1-0.
On the first pitch of the fifth inning, after a 17 minute Fourth of July fireworks show, Patriots’ Trayvon Robinson teed off a solo shot to even the score at one.
In the top of the sixth Patriot Aharon Eggleston hit a line drive to right field and tried to come home on a double by Eric Farris but was thrown out at the plate by shortstop Eric Garcia to preserve the tie.
In the top of the eighth, reliever Navery Moore entered the game with runners on first and second, but couldn’t work out of the jam. The Patriots tacked on two unearned runs on RBI singles by David Vidal and Bryan LaHair.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Blue Crabs went down in order to end the game with a final score of 3-1. The next game will take place Tuesday, July 5th at 7:05 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. For tickets, log on to somdbluecrabs.com, or call 301-638-9788. The game broadcast will be available online as well at youtube.com, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs page, and allinbroadcasting.com. It all starts with “Blue Crabs on Deck” at 6:30 P.M. with the play-by-play broadcast beginning at 7:05 P.M. with Blue Crabs Broadcaster Jim Tarabocchia.
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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