Blue Crabs drop back-to-back games, fall further behind in playoff race

News Release, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Central Islip, NY – The Blue Crabs are extremely successful this season when scoring first. But in back-to-back crucial games, Southern Maryland has scored first and dropped the contest, tonight’s was a series-opening loss at the hands of the Long Island Ducks by a score of 3-2.

In the third inning, Jon Griffin led off the frame by reaching on an error. Travis Witherspoon would end up bringing Griffin and Rubi Silva home thanks to a bunt single and another error, and the good guys were on top 2-0.

The next scoring came in the sixth. With two outs Rey Fuentes walked stole second, and an error allowed him to score.

The next inning was the one that tipped the scales. In Dusten Knight’s (L, 1-4) seventh inning of work, a Deibenson Romero double followed by a John Aposotolo single brought in a pair of runs, and suddenly the Blue Crabs had their lead slip between the cracks.

Long Island shut it down in the final frames, taking the contest by a score of 3-2.

The Blue Crabs will return home Friday, August 30th for the series opener of a four-game set with the York Revolution, with a 5:05 p.m. first pitch with game two of a doubleheader to follow.

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