Skeeters top Blue Crabs in Game Three

News Release, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Waldorf, MD – The Blue Crabs came into a scorcher today at Regency Furniture Stadium looking for a series-clinching win in the finale of a three-game set with the Sugar Land Skeeters. The heat index read at 110° to start the game, and while the weather was far from brisk, the pace of play the epitome of brisk. The heat took a toll on both sides, but Sugar Land rode a pair of timely home runs to a series-clinching 6-0 victory over the Blue Crabs.

It took just forty minutes to get through the first three innings of action in Southern Maryland. Tommy Thorpe (L, 2-3) got the start for the Blue Crabs, and he was terrific early. It took him just eight pitches to get through the first inning of the Skeeters offense.

Provided courtesy of Memories Photography(Bert Hindman)

It wasn’t until the top of the third that a runner came around to score. It started off when Blair Beck reached on a leadoff walk. He moved to second on a groundout, and to third on another ground ball. With two outs, the speedy Rico Noel laid down a push bunt to second base, and reached first with ease, giving Beck plenty of time to come home and score, giving Sugar Land a 1-0 advantage.

Sugar Land’s starter, Troy Scribner (W, 4-3) worked fast and effectively in his own right, as he kept Blue Crabs batters off balance in the early going, heeding just three hits and not a single run through his seven innings of work, while issuing a total of 93 pitches.

Provided courtesy of Memories Photography(Bert Hindman)

Thorpe worked into the sixth inning, marking his longest appearance of the season. Wynton Bernard led off the inning with a ground ball to the left side, and his speed got him to first on an infield single. After a pop out, Denis Phipps came to the plate and sent a home run over the center-field fence to score a pair of runs, giving the Skeeters a 3-0 lead.

Kevin Munson came in relief of Thorpe in the top of the seventh inning, and one costly mistake doubled the Sugar Land lead. Bernard got a good piece of a 2-2 offering from Munson and sent a wall-scraping homer over the mini-monster in left field that brought home a trio of runs and handed the Skeeters a 6-0 cushion.

Provided courtesy of Memories Photography(Bert Hindman)

A nine-inning contest took just over two hours and finished at a score of 6-0 as Sugar Land took the series from Southern Maryland.

The Blue Crabs will return home tomorrow, Monday, July 22nd, for game one of a three-game set with the High Point Rockers, and a 6:35 p.m first pitch.

Catch all Blue Crabs home games on the Blue Crabs Broadcast Network, live-streamed on YouTube (@SOMDBlueCrabs) Facebook (@SOMDBlueCrabs) and Twitter (@BlueCrabs).

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II

© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.