Blue Crabs to Play for Freedom Division Championship July 28th

(Waldorf, MD., Jul. 6, 2017) – The first-half Freedom Division champions will be determined on July 28th at Regency Furniture Stadium when the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs host the Lancaster Barnstormers. The winner of this game will be crowned first-half champions and clinch a berth in the Atlantic League Playoffs.

The Blue Crabs will be looking to celebrate their 10th Anniversary Season by making the playoffs for the eighth time in franchise history. The game is a make-up from a May 25th match-up that was postponed due to weather. The Blue Crabs and Barnstormers finished the first-half tied for first place in the Freedom Division, setting up the winner-take-all match-up.

“It’s important to have the tenth man on the field,” said Blue Crabs Manager John Harris about the fans. “Our team really thrives on the energy brought to us by our fans, and we need every bit of home-field advantage against a tough opponent.”

The Blue Crabs and Barnstormers have already played nine games against each other already this season. The Barnstormers currently lead the head-to-head series 5-4, but the Blue Crabs will enter this game on a three-game winning streak against their division rival.

“This is one of the most important games in Blue Crabs history,” said Blue Crabs General Manager Courtney Knichel. “We are really hoping to see the community come out and cheer on their hometown team to a victory.”

The Blue Crabs are offering specially priced $10 tickets for the night by using the promo code “CHAMPS” at checkout. In addition, the first 1,000 fans through the gates that night will receive a t-shirt to commemorate the historic occasion.

To be part of the special game, you can purchase tickets and get more information about this historic game, please visit

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 tenth anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit 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 37 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.

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