BLUE CRABS DROP SLUGFEST AGAINST YORK

BLUE CRABS DROP SLUGFEST AGAINST YORK

Thompson Allows Season-High Nine Runs in Loss to Revolution

(Waldorf, MD., Jun. 21, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (33-25) fell to York Revolution (22-37) 15-9, with the Revs putting up 14 runs in the first four innings.

The Revs got ahead early, scoring one in the first on an Isaias Tejeda double, scoring Alonzo Harris from first. The Blue Crabs responded quickly, putting up five runs in the top of the second. With one out in the inning, Zach Cone singled, moving up on a walk and a wild pitch. Last night’s hero, Brian Bistagne, picked up a single, scoring Cone. After a Jose Lozada single loaded the bases, Edwin Garcia clubbed his first homerun of the season, a grand slam to put Southern Maryland ahead 6-1.

The Revs fought back, as they had Daryl Thompson’s number early and often on the mound. Three straight hits started the bottom of the second, scoring a run before an out was recorded. After picking up two outs, Thompson (5-4) allowed back-to-back doubles, scoring three runs and cutting the lead to 6-4.

York got to Thompson again in the third, combining two hits and two hit-by-pitches to score a pair of runs, and run the Blue Crabs starter from the game. Craig Stem came on to relieve Thompson, allowing both inherited runners to score, giving York an 8-4 lead. A triple from Travis Witherspoon scored another, before a wild pitch allowed Witherspoon to cross, giving the Revs a six-run lead.

Stem came back out for the fourth inning, giving up three straight singles, allowing Luis Cruz to score. A fielder’s choice recorded the first out in the inning, but plated Angel Franco for another run. Ryan Dent followed with a single of his own, scoring Jared Mitchell, and running the score to 14-6.

The Blue Crabs began the long road back in the top of the fifth inning, scoring two runs. Michael Snyder started the inning with a double, scoring two batters later, on a Devon Rodriguez double. Rodriguez crossed in the inning as well, scoring on a two-out double from Luis Alen. They added another run in the sixth, as Zach Wilson came through with a solo homerun, cutting the score to 14-9.

After a scoreless seventh, the Revs added another insurance run in the bottom of the eighth, on a Witherspoon sacrifice fly to center. Brad Allen then came out of the bullpen for York, working a 1-2-3 inning, and locking in a 15-9 win. The win for the Revs snapped a seven-game losing streak for the team, and snapped a four-game winning streak for the Blue Crabs.

The first-place Blue Crabs return to action Thursday, June 22nd for the series finale against the York Revolution. Southern Maryland will send RHP Drew Hayes (2-2, 4.41) to the mound, looking to clinch the series win for the Blue Crabs. He will matchup with York’s RHP Steve Janas (1-3, 4.82), looking to finish the series with a draw. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. on Thursday 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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