Blue Crabs bullpen shuts down Bees to stop a three-game skid

News Release, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Waldorf, MD – Southern Maryland came into today’s contest desperately needing to end their three-game winless streak. A pair of Blue Crabs two-out rallies were the difference maker as Southern Maryland handed a lead to their bullpen who closed the door on a 3-2 victory over the New Britain Bees.

The scoring started immediately for the Bees. On the third pitch of the game, the leadoff hitter Darren Ford hit his sixth home run of the season off of the Blue Crabs starter, Dusten Knight (W, 2-5).

The Blue Crabs put together a two-out rally in both the second and third innings. They combined for six two-out hits in the frames and would plate a trio of runs as a result. Jon Griffin, Cory Vaughn, and Charlie Valerio each brought a run home to give the Crabs a 3-1 lead. Vaughn’s RBI single marked his 99th hit of the season and his 55th RBI.

The Bees picked up just their second hit of the contest in the fifth inning, but it was yet another solo homer, making the score 3-2 with Blue Crabs leading.

From there on out the Blue Crabs bullpen took care of business. Entering play, in the second half of the season Southern Maryland’s relievers held an astonishing 2.80 ERA and got it done again today as Adam Choplick, James Dykstra, and Mat Latos (S, 25) combined for a trio of hitless innings in a Blue Crabs 3-2 victory.

The Blue Crabs will return home tomorrow, Thursday, September 12th for game three of a three-game set with the New Britain Bees, with 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 davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

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