SUGAR LAND, TX – Taking the field for the final time in 2016, the Blue Crabs looked to salvage a win and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Sugar Land Skeeters. Despite seven hits throughout the game, Southern Maryland dropped game four by the final of 3-1.
The lone run was scored off the bat of Michael Snyder, who slugged his 25th home run of the season in the fifth off starter Sean Gleason.
Starter Tim Sexton pitched five innings, allowing one run on four hits, striking out three batters. Scott Maine was the pitcher of record coming on relief in the sixth allowing the go ahead run to reach. Craig Stem would later let Jeremy Barfield score. Joe Van Meter tossed one inning allowing a run to score. Gaby Hernandez and Cody Eppley split duty in the eighth.
The Blue Crabs finish the 2016 season with a 57-83 record overall, going 26-44 in the first half and 31-39 in the second half. The organization looks forward to the 2017 season, as the Blue Crabs celebrate 10 years of professional baseball in Southern Maryland. For all details about the upcoming season, stay tuned to Blue Crabs social media and somdbluecrabs.com for all details!
ABOUT THE SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS: The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise opened its ninth season on Thursday April 21st, 2016. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!
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