(Waldorf, MD., Sep. 23, 2017) – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (1-3) dropped game four of the best of five playoff series against the York Revolution (3-1) 5-1, as the Revolution finished off the series win.

The Blue Crabs jumped on the board early, putting up a run in the bottom of the first. Jose Lozada led off with a single, but was forced out on a fielder’s choice from Nate Samson. Michael Snyder was hit by a pitch from Logan Williamson (1-0) with two outs to extend the inning for Devon Rodriguez. Rodriguez fell behind in the count, before shooting a single to left field, scoring Samson from second to take a 1-0 lead.

The Revolution responded immediately with a run of their own coming in the top of the second. Luis Cruz doubled to start the inning, moving up to third base on a groundout Travis Witherspoon. Chase Simpson came through with a two-out single, easily scoring Cruz to tie the game.

After trading back-to-back scoreless innings, the Revolution offense came alive in the fifth, putting up three runs in the inning. Drew Hayes (0-1) allowed the first batter in the inning to reach, on a Jared Mitchell single. Two batters later, Mitchell headed to second on a stolen base attempt, sliding in safely before advancing to third on an errant throw from the catcher. Telvin Nash swung and missed for strike three, but the wild pitch got by the catcher and allowed Mitchell to score and Nash to advance to first safely. Michael Burgess followed with a two-run homerun, giving the Revolution a 4-1 lead.

The pitching for York took over from there, as Williamson finished five innings allowing just two hits. Both bullpens traded three straight scoreless innings, heading to the ninth still in a three-run game. The Revolution added another run to their lead in the ninth, when a double from Burgess scored Rubi Silva.

Chase Hutchingson took the mound for York in the bottom of the ninth, three outs away from punching a spot in the championship. The lefty allowed a leadoff single to Devon Rodriguez, before a 6-4-3 double play quickly emptied the bases. Edwin Garcia then battled the count full, before grounding out to shortstop to finish off the 5-1 York victory, cutting the Blue Crabs playoff run short. 

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