BLUE CRABS DROP CLOSE GAME ONE IN YORK

BLUE CRABS DROP CLOSE GAME ONE IN YORK
Two Homeruns Lead to Defeat Against Revolution

(Waldorf, MD., May 30, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (19-19) lost against the York Revolution (15-22) 3-2, in game one of a three-game road series for the team.

The Blue Crabs got on the board first in the game, putting up a run in the third off York’s starter Curtis Partch (1-3). Kalaika Kahoohalahala got the inning started with a double, advancing to third on a Jose Lozada groundout. Edwin Garcia singled in Kahoohalahala, putting Southern Maryland ahead 1-0.

The Revs picked up just one hit off Daryl Thompson (3-3) through the first four innings, before tying the game in the bottom of the fifth. Joel Guzman led-off the inning with a solo shot, his fourth homerun of the season for York. The Revs took the lead in the next inning, when a Michael Burgess homerun plated two, putting York ahead 3-1.

The Blue Crabs responded in the top of the seventh, cutting the lead in half with a run of their own. The inning got rolling with another lead-off double off Patrch, this time off the bat of Zach Cone. The Revs turned to the bullpen after the double, but Cone came across two batters later, on a fielder’s choice from Patrick Palmeiro.

The Revolution bullpen shut down Southern Maryland from there, allowing just one baserunner in the next two innings. York’s closer Jarrett Martin (S,4) came on for the ninth inning, striking out two in the inning, while picking up his fourth save of the season. The loss dropped the Blue Crabs back to .500 on the season, sitting at 19-19 to this point.

The Blue Crabs return to action Wednesday, May 31st for the second game in the three-game series against York. Southern Maryland will send RHP Drew Hayes (1-1, 4.10) to the mound, coming off his first win as a member of the team. He will matchup with the Revolution’s LHP Logan Williamson (1-2, 4.50), a veteran of the Revs starting rotation. First pitch is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday at PeoplesBank Park.

For more information on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, or to reserve your seat today for any of the Blue Crabs upcoming home games, please visit our website at somdbluecrabs.com or call us at 301-638-9788.

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 will open its 10th anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB): The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com

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