LANCASTER, PA— The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs dropped the third game of the four game series, losing 3-2 to the Lancaster Barnstormers on Sunday afternoon at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Blue Crabs outfielder Gary Brown opened the third inning with a double off of Kelvin De La Cruz and advanced to third base courtesy of Antoan Richardson’s sacrifice bunt. Richardson later scoring off an RBI single by Bryant Nelson to put the Blue Crabs ahead 1-0.
Barnstormers infielder K.C. Hobson parked his sixth Atlantic league career home run, a solo shot to left field, in the bottom of the frame to tie the game 1-1.
The Blue Crabs took the lead in the fifth inning when Angel Sanchez scored on an RBI single by Bryant Nelson who went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s. Again, Lancaster made sure to stay alive, tying the game at two a piece in the lower half of the sixth when Caleb Gindl hit a triple, sending Kobernus home.
The Barnstormers broke up the tie in the seventh after Blue Crabs reliever Robert Carson walked in a run to take the lead for good to send the Barnstormers to the 3-2 victory. Blue Crabs starting pitcher, Gaby Hernandez gave up two runs, on four hits over six innings-unable to pick up his second win of the season. Kelvin De La Cruz (3-1) got the win, despite allowing two runs on 10 hits in seven frames.
Southern Maryland will look to win their first series since June 22nd tomorrow night in Lancaster, PA. The first pitch is set for 7:00 P.M.
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