SUGAR LAND, TX – The Blue Crabs opened up their final series of the 2016 season in Texas on Thursday against the Skeeters. Sugar Land took game one with a 4-1 final score.
Gaby Hernandez took the mound for the Crabs and tossed a complete game despite surrendering all four runs in the ball game. The damage took place in the second when Sugar Land strung together a series of hits and walks to plate three, a Jeremy Barfield home run concluded the Skeeters scoring in the eighth. Hernandez tossed all eight innings on 103 pitches, surrendering six hits, two walks and striking out nine.
The Blue Crabs were held to four hits and one walk, only scoring a run in a passed ball in the fifth. Angel Sanchez, Zach Wilson, Michael Snyder and Alfredo Marte tallied the only hits for Southern Maryland while Angel Flores worked a walk.
Game two comes Friday in Texas.
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