BLUE CRABS DROP SERIES FINALE AGAINST NEW BRITAIN
Bees Take Finale Against Southern Maryland in Extra Innings
(Waldorf, MD., May 28, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (19-18) lost the series finale on road against the New Britain Bees (13-23) 3-2, as the Bees walked off in extra innings.
The Blue Crabs got the offense going in the first inning once again, as they scored in the first inning in all four games against the Bees. Jose Lozada led off with a double, advancing to third on an Edwin Garcia single. Michael Snyder hit a sacrifice fly to score Lozada, before a Zach Wilson double scored Garcia, putting the team up 2-0.
New Britain responded with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning. With two runners on in the inning, Criag Maddox singled to center field, scoring Michael Crouse from second. The starting pitchers took over from there, trading scoreless innings through the next five frames. Southern Maryland’s starter Pat McCoy allowed just one hit over his final five innings, finishing the day allowing three hits over six innings of work.
Britt Robertshaw came out of the bullpen to relieve McCoy in the top of the seventh. After a lead-off walk, an error at second two batters later put runners on first and second with one out. Conor Bierfeldt snuck home on the next play, scoring from second on a ground ball to second from Jamar Walton, tying the game 2-2.
The bullpens traded scoreless eighth and ninth innings, as the Blue Crabs headed to extra innings once again. After going down in order for the second time against Bees’ reliever Joe Beimel (2-2), Southern Maryland sent Trey Masek (0-1) to the mound for the bottom of the tenth inning. Another error at second base for the leadoff man on for the Bees, before a walk and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases with nobody out. Jovan Rosa came through with the walk-off single, scoring Steve Carillo to end it.
The loss snapped a six-game winnings streak for the Blue Crabs, who fell to 19-18 on the season. They currently sit second in the Freedom Division, trailing the Lancaster Barnstormers.
The Blue Crabs return to action Tuesday, May 30th for the first of a three-game series against the York Revolution. Southern Maryland will send RHP Daryl Thompson (3-2, 3.47) to the mound, as they try to take the series opener against the Revs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. on Tuesday at PeoplesBank Park.
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