YORK PA.—Southern Maryland needed extra innings, but picked up the important victory 5-4 and in the process climbing a game in the standings.
Southern Maryland got on the board first when Gary Brown smashed a solo homerun to start the game. In the bottom of the second York took the lead with three runs scored highlighted by the Josh Wilson double and Brandon Chaves single.
After adding a run in the top of the third, Southern Maryland tied the game in the top of the fourth when Zach Wilson came to the plate with one out and drove a homer over the wall in left. York came right back though in the bottom of the frame and recaptured the lead with Bryan Pounds leadoff solo homerun.
The Blue Crabs were held scoreless until the top of the ninth. RHP Mike DeMark came on for the save and after Jamar Walton and Zach Wilson singles, Wilson would go on to score on an error committed by the second baseman Brandon Chaves to tie the game.
In the top of the 10th with two runners on, Michael Snyder came to the plate and ripped a single allowing Bryant Nelson to score to bring the score to 5-4.
RHP Craig Stem came on in the home half of the 10th and recorded his first save in a Blue Crabs uniform. With the win, it was the 23rd come from behind victory for the Blue Crabs this season. Southern Maryland will be looking for the series win tomorrow night against the Revolution. The first pitch is set for 6:35 P.M.
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