(Waldorf, MD September 28, 2021) The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs returned from a road trip to begin a three-game series with the Lancaster Barnstormers and it didn’t start the way they wanted it to. The Crabs, who are in a playoff push, conceded 12 runs on 15 hits in a 12-8 loss which saw a lot of back and forth through the middle innings.
Things got started for Lancaster in the top of the first versus Patrick Baker (L, 3-2) with a Caleb Gindl home run (32) and that just began their big offensive night. The Blue Crabs had offensive success of their own matching Lancaster’s three run first inning with a three-run inning of their own in the bottom half of the first. During that inning, two runs scored off of a dropped third strike to Jovan Rosa which allowed him to make it to first base safely.
The middle innings provided plenty of scoring, but a four spot in the seventh inning for Lancaster eventually opened things up giving them an 11-6 advantage. The Blue Crabs couldn’t recover despite some late inning opportunities against the Stormer bullpen finishing the game 3-14 with runners in scoring position.
Southern Maryland continues their series with Lancaster on Tuesday at 6:35 for the middle game of this three-game set.
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
The Blue Crabs play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Blue Crabs, set to kick off their 13th season of baseball, call Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland home. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information. For media requests, contact Andrew Bandstra, 301-678-1124.
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