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Blue Crabs Edge Patriots 5-4

72714recapBridgewater, NJ – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (10-8, 39-49) defeated the Somerset Patriots (9-9, 55-32) 5-4 Sunday evening from TD Bank Ballpark in the series opener.

 

In the top of the third inning Southern Maryland plated a pair of runs to take a 2-0 advantage as shortstop Bobby Stevens hit a RBI groundout and third baseman Angel Chavez ripped a RBI single.

 

The Patriots evened the contest at 2-2 in the home half of the third inning as Chavez made a throwing error that led to a run and another scored on second baseman Jeff Dominguez’s RBI single.

 

Southern Maryland grabbed a 4-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning when Chavez sliced a RBI triple and second baseman Jake Optiz drilled a RBI single.

 

Designated hitter Daryle Ward clubbed a game tying two run home run (1) in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game at 4-4.

 

The Blue Crabs retook the lead in the ensuing half inning as catcher James Skelton blooped a RBI single making the score 5-4.

 

Brad Meyers (1-2) earned the win tossing 6.2 innings allowing four runs. Matt Sommo (3-1) endured the loss allowing one run in two thirds of an inning. Anthony Slama notched the four out save (1).

 

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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