YORK, PA – The Blue Crabs displayed pure domination today in the first of four against the Revolution, winning the game 11-1. It was a milestone game as well, as infielder Bryant Nelson played in his 1,000th career Atlantic League game. A huge third inning and Gaby Hernandez’ incredible outing put the pieces together for the overwhelming win.
The game was started with two runs scored by Southern Maryland, as Gary Brown scored on an Eric Garcia double. Angel Sanchez would score Garcia on a single a batter later in the first. Angel Flores would hit a solo home run in the second to make it 3-0 going to the third.
The third frame showcased a fireworks-like display from the Blue Crabs bats, as four home runs would be hit. Eric Garcia led-off with a solo home run, Zach Wilson would score Angel Sanchez and Michael Snyder on a three-run home run, Alfredo Marte hit a solo home run and Gary Brown scored Angel Flores on a two-run home run. In total, seven runs were scored in the frame and it would end the day early for York starter Tony Pena.
Gary Brown scored an unearned run in the eighth thus ending the Blue Crabs scoring at 11 runs.
Southern Maryland starter Gaby Hernandez was firing on all cylinders in the contest. The right-handed pitcher cruised to a complete game victory, allowing one run on four hits. He struck out 8 and walked no one, throwing 87 pitches-throwing 78 percent for strikes.
The Blue Crabs closed to five games back of Freedom Division-leading Sugar Land, who had yet to finish their contest with Liberty Division foe Somerset. Game two of the series comes tomorrow at 6:30 PM in York.
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