It was a truly remarkable season for Southern Maryland. After coming out of the gates slowly, starting a league worst 4-11, Southern Maryland quickly kicked things into high gear, winning an incredible 13 of their next 15. This hot streak, however, was no fluke, but rather a sign of things to come. Despite coming up shy of winning the ALPB North Division First Half Title, from June 15th through August 30th, the Blue Crabs posted a league best 39-27 record, a league best 5.10 ERA, and a league high .294 batting average. Looking for an ALPB Second Half title in a packed field, Southern Maryland, dropped a doubleheader, games 43 and 44 of the Second Half and fell to 3.5 games back of first place, the deepest deficit they’d faced in the entire Second Half. Southern Maryland, the most triumphant of teams, would win 10 of their final 15 games including six of their last seven to crown themselves as ALPB North Division Second Half Champions, going to the postseason for the first time since 2017 and the seventh time in 13 years. It was a season that saw Daryl Thompson become the league’s all-time strikeout leader on 6/9/21, and the league’s all-time wins leader on 10/6/21 at home. The season included thrilling wins including a franchise record three home run, seven RBI game from David Harris, walk-off homers from Josh McAdams, and a backend of their bullpen that saw Endrys Briceno post jarring numbers, a 1.87 ERA in a league that averaged a 6.15 ERA, and Mat Latos getting 24 saves in 25 tries. Like in life, Southern Maryland will brush off their shoulders and look ahead to the 2022 campaign with championship aspirations once more. Stay tuned to the Crabs’ website and social media channels for updates regarding ticket renewals and a schedule release for 2022.
Together, Crustacean Nation, we came back together as a community following an offseason in 2020 due to COVID. We honored Healthcare Heroes, and we enjoyed each others presence after months of isolation.