WALDORF, MD.- It came down to the last out in a shootout matchup between Southern Maryland and New Britain on Wednesday, but the Crabs edge the Bees 8-7 to bring the 2016 regular season home schedule to a close.
In what will likely be Brian Burres’ final start of 2016, the all-star lefty dealt six strong innings, allowing three runs on six hits. The Bees mounted a comeback off Navery Moore in the seventh, scoring three to make the score 8-6.
The Crabs’ runs came off an active first two innings of scoring with runs scored by Gary Brown, Bryant Nelson, and Angel Sanchez. The second saw a huge three-run double by Bryant Nelson to give the Crabs a 6-1 lead. The second inning touted scoring by Eric Garcia and Bryant Nelson to give the Blue Crabs an 8-2 lead.
Over the course of the game, New Britain would scratch away at the Crabs lead, with the final scoring coming off closer Cody Eppley, who surrendered a solo home run to Cole Garner. Eppley would notch the save however and secured victory in front of a home crowd rooting for victory on the final home game in 2016.
The Blue Crabs head to Sugar Land to close out the 2016 campaign, game one is Thursday, September 15, 2016.
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