Blue Crabs Snap Four Game Losing Streak

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Blue Crabs Snap Four Game Losing Streak

SOUTHERN MARYLAND - 5/26/2010

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The Blue Crabs returned home following an eight-day road trip and snapped their four game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Bridgeport Bluefish on Tuesday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.

RHP Dan Reichert improved to 3-3, striking out three and scattering six hits in 6.2 innings of work. Reichert’s only run allowed came on a home run by Bluefish first baseman Joe Jiannetti to lead off the fifth.  Bridgeport left-handed starter Paul Oseguera (3-2) was tagged with a rare complete game loss, as he pitched eight innings and struck out six.

The Blue Crabs scored both of their runs in the first two innings. In the first, shortstop Casey Benjamin doubled off the right field wall and then scored on an RBI single by designated hitter Travis Garcia. Centerfielder Jeremy Owens then lifted a solo home run into left-centerfield to begin the second. It was his second homer of the season. Oseguera settled down and retired the next nine batters, but the Bluefish offense did not give him the run support he needed. They stranded eight runners, and third baseman Tim Johnson was their only player with two hits.

Bridgeport threatened to tie the game in the seventh, but the Blue Crabs turned a double play when Jiannetti and catcher Luis Rodriguez inadvertently stepped off second and first base respectively, following consecutive singles. Right-handed reliever Ryan Speier then struck out two in a scoreless eighth, and righty closer Jim Ed Warden had a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his league-best seventh save.

The Blue Crabs return to action tonight in game two of this three-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish at Regency Furniture Stadium. RHP Jarrett Santos (1-1, 3.55) will take the mound for Southern Maryland opposite Bridgeport RHP Marc Kaiser (1-2, 3.55).



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