Blue Crabs bring out the bats
Deliver with series finale win over York on Mother’s Day
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