FIVE-RUN SEVENTH LEADS BLUE CRABS OVER SUGAR LAND

FIVE-RUN SEVENTH LEADS BLUE CRABS OVER SUGAR LAND

Blue Crabs Take Series Finale 9-4 Over Skeeters

(Waldorf, MD., Jun. 14, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (29-23) were victorious over the Sugar Land Skeeters (24-29) 9-4, extending their winning streak to five games.

Southern Maryland got on the board early once again, scoring a run in the first inning for the second time in the series. Jose Lozada drew a walk to start the game, advancing to second on his eighth stolen base of the season. Zach Wilson came through with a one-out RBI single, scoring Lozada from second. Wilson’s team-high 39th RBI put the Blue Crabs ahead 1-0, before Criag Stem threw his first pitch of the day.

Stem worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the first, before running into trouble in the second inning. Bryan Pounds picked up the first hit of the afternoon for the Skeeters, a triple with one out. Johan Limonta followed, picking up a sacrifice fly to score Pounds from third, tying the game.

Southern Maryland took the lead back in the third, putting up another run off Brett Marshall. Edwin Garcia reached on a hit-by-pitch, moving to scoring position on a two-out single from Michael Snyder. Cory Vaughn scored Garcia on the next play, as a flair to shallow right field led to a misplay by Anthony Giansanti, as the error allowed the unearned run.

Sugar Land responded in the bottom half of the inning, tying the game on a solo shot from Derek Miller, his fourth homerun of the season. The starters traded scoreless innings, until Stem was lifted in favor of Rob Carson (3-2) to start the sixth inning. Carson gave up a lead-off single to Kevin Ahrens, before picking up two outs via a flyout and a groundout. Ahrens, who advanced to second on the fielder’s choice, stole third, during Hector Olivera’s at-bat, putting him 90 feet closer to scoring. He crossed the plate easily on the next pitch, as Olivera stroked a double, putting the Skeeters ahead for the first time in game. Wilfredo Rodriguez followed with a double off his own, scoring Olivera, and moving the Skeeters ahead 4-2.

Trailing for the first time in the game, the Blue Crabs offense came to life in the seventh inning, sending 11 batters to the plate in the inning. Lozada led-off with a walk, advancing to third on a Garcia single. After a Wilson strikeout, Snyder drew a walk to load the bases, and force the pitching change for Sugar Land. Andrew Johnston came on for Dustin Richardson (0-4), and walked the first batter he faced, scoring the first run of the inning. Devon Rodriguez followed with a single, scoring Garcia and tying the game. Zach Cone powered a broken bat single to left field, scoring two runs, and retaking the lead for Southern Maryland. Back-to-back singles followed, as Ryan Wiggins came through with a bases-loaded infield single, scoring Rodriguez, and pushing the lead to 7-4. Another pitching change for Sugar Land finally ended the inning, but not before the Blue Crabs batted around for the sixth time this season, putting up five runs off the Skeeters bullpen.

Cody Hebner worked around two walks in the bottom of the seventh for the Blue Crabs, with Jesse Beal worked a scoreless eighth inning. Southern Maryland added a little more insurance in the ninth, on a two-run homer from Cone. Cone picked up his third straight multi-hit game, while driving in four runs on the afternoon.

Beal came back out for the bottom of the ninth inning, working another scoreless inning to clinch the 9-4 victory. The win is the Blue Crabs fifth in a row, as they finish the six-game series in Sugar Land 5-1. Southern Maryland currently sits atop the Freedom Division, with a 0.5 game lead over the Lancaster Barnstormers, who play in Bridgeport tonight at 7:12 P.M.

The Blue Crabs return to action Friday, June 16th to for the series opener against the visiting New Britain Bees. Southern Maryland will send RHP Daryl Thompson (4-3, 2.95) to the mound, facing New Britain for the second time this season. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. on Friday at Regency Furniture Stadium.

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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BLUE CRABS TAKE TIGHT GAME IN SUGAR LAND

BLUE CRABS TAKE TIGHT GAME IN SUGAR LAND

Small Ball Helps Blue Crabs over Skeeters

(Waldorf, MD., Jun. 13, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (28-23) knocked off the Sugar Land Skeeters (24-27) 3-2, moving them into a tie for first place in the Freedom Division.

Southern Maryland looked like they may jump out to an early lead once again, threatening in the first inning for the second night in a row. Jose Lozada led-off the game with a single, stealing second to get into scoring position. After back-to-back outs, Mitch Talbot elected to walk the clean-up hitter, Michael Snyder. Talbot hit Cory Vaughn following the walk, loading the bases with two outs, before Devon Rodriguez went down on strikes to end the inning.

Gaby Hernandez (4-1), the league leader in ERA coming into the game, came out strong for the Blue Crabs. The veteran righty sat down the first 11 batters he faced in the game, before Travis Scott ended the streak with a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning. Scott’s fifth homerun of the season put Sugar Land out in front 1-0, but sparked the Blue Crabs offense.

After picking up just one hit since the first inning, the Blue Crabs bats awoke in the top of the fifth. After a Lozada groundout started the inning, Edwin Garcia and Zach Wilson collected back-to-back singles. Snyder was hit to follow that, loading the bases with just one out for Vaughn. Vaughn capitalized on the opportunity, hitting a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Garcia to tie the game at 1-1.

The Blue Crabs picked up another run in the sixth, with Zach Cone leading the way this time. Cone started the inning with a double, advancing to third on a flyout to center from Luis Alen. Brian Bistagne was able to put the ball in play with one out, with Cone scoring on the fielder’s choice. Southern Maryland added an insurance run in the seventh inning, as Cone picked up an RBI double, putting them ahead 3-1.

Hernandez struggled in the seventh inning, after allowing just two hits in the game prior. Kevin Ahrens and Wilfredo Rodriguez got the rally started, both picking up singles with one out. After a pop-out to the catcher recorded the second out, Hector Olivera came through for the Skeeters, scoring Ahrens on an RBI single. Hernandez picked up a popup to third on the next batter, bringing an end to the inning and his night on the mound, exiting with a 3-2 lead.

After a scoreless eighth and top half of the ninth, Southern Maryland turned the game over to closer Cody Eppley (S,15) in the bottom of the ninth. Eppley worked around a one out single, locking down the win with a 4-6-3 double play to end it.

The win is the Blue Crabs fourth in a row in Sugar Land, their longest road winning streak of the season. With the win, Southern Maryland moves into a tie for first in the Freedom Division, with Lancaster holding the lead via tiebreaker.

The Blue Crabs return to action Wednesday, June 14th to wrap up their six-game road series against the Skeeters. Southern Maryland will send RHP Craig Stem (0-1, 9.00) to the mound, looking to close the series on a five-game winning streak. He will matchup against Sugar Land’s RHP Brett Marshall (5-2, 5.18), who defeated Stem in game one of the series on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 A.M. CST on Wednesday at Constellation Field.

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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BLUE CRABS EXTEND WINNING STREAK TO THREE IN SUGAR LAND

BLUE CRABS EXTEND WINNING STREAK TO THREE IN SUGAR LAND

Three-Run First Leads Blue Crabs over Skeeters

(Waldorf, MD., Jun. 12, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (27-23) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (24-27) 6-2, behind seven strong innings from Brian Grening (4-1).

The Blue Crabs jumped on Sugar Land early, putting up three runs in the top of the first inning. Back-to-back singles started the game, putting runners on first and third before an out was ever recorded. Zach Wilson came through with a sacrifice fly, scoring Jose Lozada for the first run of the game. Michael Snyder followed with his second homerun of the series, giving Grening a 3-0 lead before he even stepped on the mound.

The Skeeters responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the second. Grening walked Kevin Ahrens to begin the inning, with Ahrens advancing to second on a groundout to third. Albert Cordero singled for the first hit against Grening, scoring Ahrens from second, and cutting the lead to 3-1.

Neither team threatened again until the bottom of the fifth, when Sugar Land strung together a couple of hits off Grening. Cordero led-off with a single, with Wilfredo Rodriguez following with one of his own. Grening buckled down, getting the next three batters in order, to strand the runners.

The momentum carried the Blue Crabs to the top of the sixth, where they padded their lead with three more runs. With one out in the inning, Zach Wilson was hit by a pitch, with Snyder following that with a single. A passed ball advanced both men into scoring position, where they scored easily on a Cory Vaughn double. After an intentional walk to Devon Rodriguez, Zach Cone singled, scoring Vaughn from second, and extending the lead to 6-1.

Grening coasted through two more innings, before being removed after allowing five hits in seven innings of work. Sam Runion took over in the eighth for Grening, working with a five-run lead. Runion walked the lead-off man, before giving up a double to Travis Scott. With runners on second and third, Ahrens grounded out to shortstop, scoring Josh Prince. Runion settled in after that, picking up a strike out and a grounder to work out of the inning with a 6-2 lead.

Zack Thornton came on in the ninth, working a 1-2-3 inning to finish the game. The win extends the Blue Crabs winning streak to three games, and puts them just one game out of the Freedom Division lead.

The Blue Crabs return to action Tuesday, June 13th for game five on the road against the Skeeters. Southern Maryland will send RHP Gaby Hernandez (3-1, 2.11) to the mound, looking to lock in a win in the series. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 P.M. on Tuesday at Constellation Field.

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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BLUE CRABS RALLY LATE TO WIN GAME THREE IN SUGAR LAND

 

 

BLUE CRABS RALLY LATE TO WIN GAME THREE IN SUGAR LAND

Three Walks in Ninth Help Blue Crabs to Victory

(Waldorf, MD., Jun. 11, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (26-23) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (24-26) 2-1, with the help of three walks in the ninth inning.

Southern Maryland got on the board first in the game, with Michael Snyder leading off the second inning with a solo homerun. Snyder’s ninth homerun of the season gave Drew Hayes a 1-0 lead heading back to the mound. He coasted through his first five innings of work, surrendering just two hits to Sugar Land.

Hayes picked up the first out in the fifth inning, before being pulled after hitting the next batter. Josh Prince stole second on the next pitch, then scored on a single by Travis Scott, tying the game at 1-1. Sugar Land’s starter, Michael Nix, was equally impressive on the other side, allowing just four baserunners through his first six innings.

The Blue Crabs were able to threaten Nix in the top of the seventh, as the righty began to struggle with his command. Nix walked the first batter in the inning, before picking up two outs. Nix got ahead of Devon Rodriguez 1-2, before delivering a wild pitch, advancing Zach Wilson to second. After falling to a full count, another wild pitch put Rodriguez aboard, and moved Wilson to third. Nix worked out of the jam by forcing a groundout from Zach Cone, in what proved to be Nix’s last inning of work.

After a scoreless eighth inning, Sugar Land turned the 1-1 game to Julio DePaula, who picked up a save in game one. DePaula struggled with his command, walking Snyder and Cory Vaughn with just one out. A single from Rodriguez loaded the bases for Cone, still with one out in the inning. After Cone struck out, Luis Alen dug in, battling to a full count, before walking to score Snyder and take a 2-1 lead.

Southern Maryland turned the lead to their closer, Cody Eppley (S,14). Kevin Ahrens was the lead-off man in the inning, battling for seven pitches, before picking up a single on the eighth pitch of the at-bat. Eppley picked up a strikeout for the second out, before forcing a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.

The win moves the Blue Crabs to 26-23 on the season, and puts them ahead 2-1 in the six-game road series. They currently sit second in the Freedom Division, just 1.5 games behind the Lancaster Barnstormers.

The Blue Crabs return to action Monday, June 12th for game for on the road against the Skeeters. Southern Maryland will send RHP Brian Grening (3-1, 2.88) to the mound, hoping to keep the momentum in the series. He will matchup up with Sugar Land’s RHP Bobby Blevins (4-2, 4.50), looking to snap the two-game losing streak. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 P.M. on Monday at Constellation Field.

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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BLUE CRABS SHUTOUT SUGAR LAND IN GAME TWO

BLUE CRABS SHUTOUT SUGAR LAND IN GAME TWO

Seven Strong Innings from Thompson Evens the Series

(Waldorf, MD., Jun. 10, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (25-23) knocked off the Sugar Land Skeeters (24-25) 4-0, behind seven shutout innings from Daryl Thomspon (4-3).

After two scoreless innings to start the game for each side, Thompson ran into trouble in the third. Wilfredo Rodriguez started the inning with a single for Sugar Land, advancing to third on a double from Josh Prince. With two runners in scoring position and nobody out, Thompson forced a groundout and a pop-out, before a groundball from Kevin Ahrens stranded the pair.

The Blue Crabs took the momentum into the third inning, putting up a run off Sean Gleason (1-4). A one-out double from Michael Snyder started the rally, with Devon Rodriguez tripling two batters later. Southern Maryland added another in the fifth inning, running Gleason from the game in the inning as well. Patrick Palmeiro led-off with a walk, advancing to second two batters later, on a Jose Lozada single. Zach Wilson came through with a two-out single, scoring Palmeiro and putting the Blue Crabs up 2-0.

The Blue Crabs started the sixth inning with a ground-rule double from Cory Vaughn, who was forced out on a fielder’s choice the next batter. Zach Cone picked up a one-out single, putting runners on first and second. A double-steal attempted led to a throwing error from the catcher, scoring Rodriguez to go up 3-0.

Thompson continued to cruise with the lead, as the Blue Crabs added another run in the seventh inning. Edwin Garcia singled with one-out, stealing second to get in scoring position for the middle of the lineup. A single from Wilson and a walk for Snyder loaded the bases with just one out in the inning. Vaughn came through with a sacrifice fly to left field, moving the score to 4-0.

Thompson was lifted after a scoreless seven, giving up just five hits on the evening, for his eighth quality start of the season. Back-to-back 1-2-3 innings from Zack Thornton and Cody Eppley locked in the 4-0 win, evening up the series for the Blue Crabs.

The Blue Crabs return to action Sunday, June 11th for game three on the road against the Skeeters. Southern Maryland will send RHP Drew Hayes (2-1, 3.41) to the mound, looking to take the lead in the six-game series. He will matchup up with Sugar Land’s RHP Michael Nix (4-5, 3.77), who lost in Southern Maryland back on May 2nd. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 P.M. on Friday at Constellation Field.

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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TWO HOMERUNS NOT ENOUGH FOR BLUE CRABS IN SERIES OPENER

 

 

TWO HOMERUNS NOT ENOUGH FOR BLUE CRABS IN SERIES OPENER

Six-Run Fourth Sinks Southern Maryland

(Waldorf, MD., Jun. 9, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (24-23) dropped the series opener against the Sugar Land Skeeters (24-24) 7-4, never recovering from a six-run fourth inning from the Skeeters.

Sugar Land got on the board first, putting up a run in the second off Craig Stem (0-1), in his season debut with the Blue Crabs. Hector Olivera led-off the inning with a single, advancing to third two batters later on an error from Stem. A two-out single from Wilfredo Rodriguez plated Olivera, putting the Skeeters up 1-0.

Southern Maryland responded quickly, taking the lead in the top of the third inning. Ryan Wiggins led-off the inning with a solo shot to tie the game, his second homerun of the season. Two batters later, Edwin Garcia drew a walk, setting up a two-run homerun from Zach Wilson. Wilson’s team-high ninth homer of the season put the Blue Crabs ahead 3-1 against Brett Marshall (5-2).

After a scoreless bottom of the third, the Blue Crabs pitching fell apart in the fourth inning. Stem walked and hit the first two batters in the inning, before giving up a single to score Albert Cordero. Stem was lifted from the game before the next batter, turning the two runners over to the bullpen. Britt Robertshaw came on and gave up a sacrifice fly to Josh Prince, scoring Derek Miller to tie the game at 3-3. After a walk put runners on second and third, Andy Wilkins connected on a three-run homerun, putting the Skeeters back in front. After a single and a walk, Robertshaw was lifted in favor of Sam Runion. Runion gave up a single to the first batter he faced, scoring Anthony Giansanti from second, and putting the score at 7-3.

The Blue Crabs tried to bounce back in the top of the sixth inning, picking up a couple of hits in the inning. Cory Vaughn got it started with a single, with Devon Rodriguez following with a walk. A Zach Cone single scored Vaughn, cutting the score to 7-4. Cone stole second on the next batter, putting runners on second and third with one out. Back-to-back strikeouts ended the threat, stranding two runners in scoring position.

Southern Maryland threatened again in the seventh, but were unable to capitalize on a bases-loaded opportunity. Back-to-back singles, followed by a Michael Snyder walk loaded the bases with one out in the inning for Vaughn. Vaughn went down on strikes for the second out, before Dustin Richardson retired Rodriguez, leaving three more on base in the inning.

A scoreless eighth inning set up a save opportunity for Sugar Land Julio DePaula (S,1), working with a three-run lead. DePaula retired the 2-3-4 hitters in the lineup in order, notching his first save of the season.

The Blue Crabs return to action Saturay, June 10th for game two on the road against the Skeeters. Southern Maryland will send RHP Daryl Thompson (3-3, 3.30) to the mound, looking to even the six-game series. He will matchup up with Sugar Land’s RHP Sean Gleason (1-3, 6.95), making just his second start of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 P.M. on Friday at Constellation Field.

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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HERNANDEZ COMPLETE GAME NOT ENOUGH FOR BLUE CRABS

 

HERNANDEZ COMPLETE GAME NOT ENOUGH FOR BLUE CRABS

Southern Maryland Drops Series Finale Against Revolution

(Waldorf, MD., Jun. 8, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (24-22) dropped the series finale against the York Revolution (18-28) 2-1, despite Gaby Hernandez (3-1) tossing the first complete game of the year for the team.

The Blue Crabs threatened early and often against the Revs starter, Victor Mateo (2-4), beginning in the first inning. Jose Lozada led off with a single, advancing all the way to third with just one out. Michael Snyder hit a chopper towards third, with Lozada running on contact, the Revolution third baseman fired home to cut down the runner at the plate.

The Blue Crabs put the leadoff runner on in the first five innings against Mateo, only being able to capitalize in the bottom of the fourth. Zach Wilson started the inning with a single, scoring from first on a triple in the right field gap from Cory Vaughn. Vaughn was stranded on third after three straight outs, with Mateo holding the lead to 1-0.

Hernandez dominated the Revs through four innings, not allowing a baserunner until the top of the fifth. Michael Burgess led-off the inning with a groundball to second, reaching on an error. Back-to-back singles followed, breaking up the no-hitter and the shutout, with Burgess coming around to score on a Jared Mitchell single. An error on the single allowed the runners to advance to second and third, setting up a sacrifice fly from Derrick Robinson, scoring Joel Guzman to take a 1-0 lead.

The Blue Crabs threatened again in the bottom of the fifth inning, following a lead-off double from new signee Brian Bistagne. A wild pitch advanced him to third, before he was stranded there. Starting pitching took over following that, as Hernandez and Mateo traded scoreless innings. Mateo allowed just one more hit through his final two innings, finishing the day with seven innings, seven hits, and a season-high 10 strikeouts.

Hernandez on the other side allowed just two more hits on the night as well, going the distance for the first complete game of the season for the Blue Crabs. He finished the night giving up just four hits to the Revolution, while striking out nine batters, a season-high for the Blue Crabs starter.

The Revs turned the game over to the bullpen, working a scoreless eighth to set up a save opportunity for Brad Allen (S,4). Allen got the first batter out, before allowing a one-out single to Zach Cone, setting up a matchup between former teammates, as Luis Alen dug into the box. The York closer won the battle this time, forcing a 5-4-3 double play to get out the inning, and lock-in the win for the Revs.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Blue Crabs against York, and drops the team to 24-22 on the season. The Blue Crabs currently sit second in the Freedom Division, trailing just the Lancaster Barnstormers.

The Blue Crabs return to action Friday, June 9th for the series opener on the road against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Southern Maryland will send RHP Craig Stem (0-0, 0.00) to the mound, making his season debut for the team. He will matchup up with Sugar Land’s RHP Brett Marshall (4-2, 5.03), making his second start of the season against the Blue Crabs. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 P.M. on Friday at Constellation Field.

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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