Bridgeport, CT – The Blue Crabs and Bluefish squared off in game one of three on Friday. Despite a back and forth offensive showcasing between the teams, Bridgeport held on to deal Southern Maryland a third consecutive loss.
The Blue Crabs lone lead of the game came in the second off Michael Snyder’s 22nd home run of his 2016 All-Star year. Bridgeport took hold of the lead with a two run third inning and a three run fifth, only to see it diminish in the sixth with a four run frame by the Blue Crabs with RBI’s by Snyder, Zach Wilson and Jamar Walton.
Bridgeport took back the lead for good with a three run seventh, despite a rally by the Crabs, who plated a run in the ninth on Alfredo Marte’s 11th home run on the season.
Blue Crabs starter Tim Sexton dealt six frames, surrendering five runs although only two were earned. He struck out seven and walked none. Justin Berg is the pitcher of record, earning the loss in surrendering two runs. Scott Maine and Navery Moore came on in relief as well for Southern Maryland.
Game two comes Saturday in Bridgeport at 6:12 PM.
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