Waldorf, MD—After a grueling loss on Friday night, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs bounced back to even the series at one a piece defeating the Long Island Ducks 2-1.
Blue Crabs center fielder Gary Brown brought the big bat on Saturday night at Regency Furniture Stadium, mashing his second dinger in two nights to help the Crabs improve their record to 6-10 for the second half of the season.
Blue Crabs starting pitcher Daryl Thompson kept it together, just as Bruce Kern did in the opposite dugout, each allowing just one run in six innings.
Long Island’s first baseman Mark Minicozzi drove in the first run to score third baseman Cody Puckett in the second inning. The Blue Crabs scored in the bottom of the frame on Puckett’s throwing error, which allowed first baseman Zach Wilson to score from second.
Blue Crab’s right fielder D’arby Myers kept his hitting streak alive extending it to 19 games when he laced a single to right field in his first at bat of the game.
Much like Darin Downs did to the Blue Crabs on Friday, Daryl Thompson contained the Duck’s power-hitting lineup, limiting Long Island to just five hits and one run over six innings and received a no decision and Blue Crabs reliever Scott Maine picked up his first win of the season.
The Blue Crabs and the Ducks will play the finale of the three game set tomorrow afternoon at Regency Furniture Stadium. The first pitch is set for 2:05 P.M. Tickets are still available by calling 301-638-9788, or by logging on to somdbluecrabs.com. The game broadcast will be available on YouTube.com, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs page, and allinbroadcasting.com. It all begins with “Blue Crabs on Deck” at 1:30 with the live play-by-play broadcast beginning at 2:05 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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