Blue Crabs Defeat Patriots 5-1

JULY21stGRAPHICWaldorf, MD – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (7-5, 36-46) defeated the Somerset Patriots (6-6, 52-29) 5-1 Monday evening in the series opener from Regency Furniture Stadium.


In the bottom of the first inning third baseman Angel Chavez hit a RBI single to give Southern Maryland an early 1-0 advantage.


Designated hitter Daryle Ward evened the contest at 1-1 in the top of the third inning as he laced a RBI single.


Southern Maryland retook the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning as designated hitter Matt Murton sliced a RBI single and first baseman CJ Ziegler pounded a two run home run (9) making the score 4-1.


The Blue Crabs added a run in the bottom of the fifth inning as second baseman Jake Opitz brought home a run via a RBI fielder’s choice.


Daryl Thompson (2-3) earned the win tossing seven innings while allowing just one run. Derell McCall (4-4) endured the loss as he hurled 6.2 innings while surrendering four earned runs.


The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Thursday, July 24th when the Patriots return home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.


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