WALDORF, Md. – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs fell shy of a four-game series sweep on Sunday afternoon, losing a nail biter to the York Revolution, 8-4. The Blue Crabs had a number of opportunities to take advantage of York Revolution pitching but hit just 3-14 with runners in scoring position. The Blue Crabs continue to find themselves in a race for first place in the Atlantic League North Division despite the loss on Sunday.

A two-run home run off the bat of James Harris got things started for the Revolution, but they were silenced for a few innings by Misael Siverio who finished the game striking out seven. In a back-and-forth affair the Crabs took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning, but that wouldn’t be enough.

The middle innings were back-and-forth before the Revolution capped things off in the top of the ninth inning with a three-run shot from JC Encarnacion who replaced an injured Melky Mesa in the middle of a game. Dalton Geekie (L, 2-2) takes the loss as he struggled in his second outing in as many days finishing with a final line of 0.1 innings pitched, and two runs given up.

The Blue Crabs have an off day on Monday before they take on the North Division leading Long Island Ducks with their ace on the hill in Daryl Thompson. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35.