WALDORF, MD.—Southern Maryland is now 9-7 on the season in extra innings as the Blue Crabs fall in 11 innings by the final of 4-3 to the New Britain Bees.
Angel Sanchez drove in the first run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first. Jake McGuiggan tied the game in the top of the second with a sacrifice fly of his own.
New Britain jumped out ahead in the top of the fourth scoring two runs highlighted by Greg Golson’s RBI double to left. The Blue Crabs fought back in the bottom of the fifth. Antoan Richardson walked with one out. Gary Brown then smashed a single back up the middle to put two runners on. The veteran Bryant Nelson came to the plate and pushed a double down the left field line to once again pull the score to a tie.
Both teams were held scoreless until the top of the 11th when Steve Carillo came to the dish and belted a solo homerun to left to give the Bees to 4-3 lead. Shawn Gilblair retired nine of 11 batters faced to pick up the win out of the bullpen.
With the loss, the Blue Crabs have been eliminated from playoff contention. The finale of the three game series, and the final Blue Crabs home game will take place tomorrow night at Regency Furniture Stadium. The first pitch is set for 7:05 P.M.
GAME BROADCAST vs. NEW BRITAIN 9/14/16
6:05 P.M.: “Blue Crabs on Deck”
7:05 P.M.: Live Play-by-Play Broadcast
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