BRIDGEPORT CT.— The Blue Crabs and Bluefish took the field Wednesday evening for the final game of the three-game series, after splitting Tuesday’s doubleheader. Southpaw Scott Snodgress took the mound for the Blue Crabs against Bridgeport’s left-hander Mike Antonini.
The Bluefish got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning. Catcher Jose Gil reached first on a fielder’s choice, advanced to second on a passed ball, reached third on the next play, and stole home.
Norberto Susini led off the top of the third inning for the Blue Crabs, and reach first after being hit by a pitch from Antonini. Angel Sanchez singled to reach base, then both Susini and Sanchez advanced on a passed ball. Bryant Nelson reached first on an error by the short stop, and Susini came home to tie the game at one. Michael Snyder came to the plate with Sanchez on third and Nelson on first and hit a three-run shot to give the Blue Crabs the 4-1 advantage.
Left fielder Anthony Giansanti led off the bottom of the frame with a double, followed by an error that allowed Luis Hernandez to reach first and Giansanti to reach third. A pair of singles from the next two batters scored both runs. Another couple singles and a walk scored allowed the Bluefish to tack on one more run and tie the game at four.
Jamar Walton singled and Gary Brown hit his third home run in five games to give the Blue Crabs a 6-4 lead. After a couple innings of small ball, the Bluefish were able to tack on two more to even the score again, this time at six runs.
Josh Vitters drew a walk to lead off the eighth inning. Jonathan Galvez entered the game to pinch run for Vitters, reached third, and scored on a single by Chavez, giving the Bluefish a 7-6 lead.
The Blue Crabs were down to their last chance when Gustavo Molina hit a solo home run with two outs in the top of the ninth to even the score for the fourth time and send the game into extra innings. The Blue Crabs rallied in the top of the twelfth with two outs, led off by a Zach Wilson single. Alfredo Marte singled, and Jamar Walton followed suit, singling to scoring Wilson from second. Marte scored on a wild pitch to put the Blue Crabs up 9-7. The Bluefish went down in order in the bottom of the inning to end the game and give the Blue Crabs the win.
Southern Maryland continues their Connecticut road trip by opening a four game series against the Bees in New Britain. The first pitch is set for 6:35 P.M.
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