Blue Crabs bring out the bats

De­liver with se­ries fi­nale win over York on Mother’s Day

Maryland Independent - - Sports - By AJ MASON aj­ma­son@somd­news.com

The South­ern Mary­land Blue Crabs were look­ing for some­thing to smile about af­ter get­ting swept at home in a dou­ble­header Satur­day to York. That came Sun­day.

The Blue Crabs scored in bunches in the fi­nale of a three-game se­ries with York at Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium in Wal­dorf, which in­cluded two five-run in­nings, in the sixth and eighth in­nings, en route to a 14-7 win.

The win ended the most re­cent los­ing streak at three for South­ern Mary­land (4-13 over­all). The Blue Crabs fin­ished off a four-game se­ries at Som­er­set, the At­lantic League’s top team, with a 9-7 loss af­ter lead­ing 7-1 go­ing into the sev­enth, then fell to York in a Satur­day dou­ble­header, 3-1 and 2-1 in eight in­nings. The Revo­lu­tion, who won six out of their last eight games, was tied for first with Sugar Land in the Free­dom Divi­sion at 11-7 en­ter­ing Tues­day.

“We beat an un­de­feated team in Som­er­set in the sec­ond of a dou­ble­header last week and to­day we beat the first place team in our divi­sion,” said Blue Crabs man­ager Jeremy Owens af­ter Sun­day’s win. “For the guys it was a fun day to com­pete and get a win for all the mothers at Re­gency on Mother’s Day.”

It was a league off-day on Mon­day and South­ern Mary­land kicked off a seven-game, six-day road trip on Tues­day at Lan­caster. The trip con­tin­ues this week­end in Long Is­land.

Blue Crabs starter Shaun Garceau picked up his first win of the sea­son on Sun­day, al­low­ing three runs on six hits with three strike­outs in 5 1/3 in­nings.

Sun­day’s game was tied at 1 head­ing into the bot­tom of the third, when Fred Lewis hit a two-run home run, his fourth of the sea­son, to give the Blue Crabs a 3-1 lead. A sac­ri­fice fly in the fourth by Steve Lom­bar­dozzi pushed the score to 4-1.

South­ern Mary­land ex­ploded of­fen­sively in the sixth, push­ing five runs across that was capped by an RBI sin­gle from Lewis, who was 3 for 5 at the plate with three RBIs and a run scored. An­gel Flores also had three hits to lead South­ern Mary­land.

“When I woke up to­day you know I pro­posed in my heart that I was go­ing to go out there and give it my all op­er­at­ing through team­work and unity,” Lewis said. “Like they al­ways say there is no I in team. I came in full of joy and the day turned out great hon­or­ing the great woman in my life.”

In the eighth, Ja­mar Wal­ton, who had a solo homer in the sixth, set the tone in the

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