Crabs on a roll, shutout Barnstormers again, 4-0

News Release Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Waldorf, MD –  One night removed from Dusten Knight setting a new Atlantic League record for strikeouts in a game with 17 and the Blue Crabs pitching staff tossing their league record 14th complete game of the season, the Blue Crabs didn’t take their foot off the gas.

The Crabs combined for their second shutout in as many nights and their third in their last three home games against the Lancaster Barnstormers in a 4-0 win.

Mitch Lambson was fantastic this evening. After seven scoreless innings on Tuesday night, he has now tossed 22 2/3 innings as a Blue Crab this season, striking out 22 batters without allowing a single earned run.

The sixth inning was the difference-maker in a low scoring affair. Cory Vaughn started things off with his second home run in as many days to make the score 1-0. Travis Witherspoon followed it up with a 386 foot home run that came off the bat at 103 MPH to bring in a pair of runs and hand the Crabs a 3-0 lead. Witherspoon who entered the game 0-10 in the homestand went 3-4 tonight with two home runs.

Lambson led the Blue Crabs pitching staff to their second streak in this homestand of at least 22 straight innings without an earned run, with the current streak dating back to September 15th.

James Dykstra and Kevin Munson polished off the game, as the Blue Crabs pitching staff tossed their second consecutive shutout in 4-0 win.

The Blue Crabs will return home tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18th for game three of a four-game set with the Lancaster Barnstormers, 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




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