(Waldorf, MD., June 25th 2015)–-After rain and nasty weather postponed last night’s ballgame, York, and Southern Maryland played a doubleheader consisting of two seven inning ballgames with the Blue Crabs coming out on top 8-3, and then falling to York in game two by a 5-1 count.
In game one, Southern Maryland fell down early, but scored four runs in the bottom of the third. Fred Lewis led things off with a single, followed by a Casey Stevenson double to put runners at second and third. Zach Wilson then drove in Lewis with an RBI Single. Two batters later Jovan Rosa singled allowing Stevenson to score. After a walk was issued to Jake Opitz, Jamar Walton drove in Wilson with a sacrifice fly. Craig Maddox came to the plate, and singled to score Rosa to make it 4-1.
Fast forward to the bottom of the fourth, with two runners on, Zach Wilson doubled in both Lewis and Stevenson to make it 6-2. In the bottom of the sixth, Casey Frawley led things off with a double, and he was driven in by Fred Lewis’ triple to make 7-2. The next hitter Casey Stevenson drove in Lewis with a sacrifice fly to make it 8-2.
York would add a late run but the pitching staff of Southern Maryland held down the Revolution to pick up the victory. Southern Maryland banged out 11 hits in the ballgame.
In game two it was a different script, as Southern Maryland struggled offensively with only five hits in the game. Shawn Hill who started the ballgame last night, before it was postponed gave up five runs on four hits last night. Fast forward to 24 hours later, and Hill threw four innings, allowing a run on three hits.
York and Southern Maryland each scored a run in the first inning, but York broke out offensively in the top of the third. Sean Smith started the rally with a single, which was then proceeded by a Starlin Rodriguez single to left to put runners at corners. Sean Smith was then thrown out at home plate but the fielder’s choice put runners at first and second. Nick Ferdinand walked to load the bases. Andres Perez then singled to score Rodriguez, and Patterson to make it 3-1. The next hitter Brandon Boggs singled to score Ferdinand to make it 4-1.
York would add one more run in the sixth inning to bring the final score to 5-1. With the win, York snapped a four game losing streak. The combination of Ferdinand, Perez, and Boggs drove in four runs for the Revolution, who had nine hits as a team. Despite the performance from starting pitcher Shawn Hill, Stephen Penney picked up the victory out of the bullpen.
York and Southern Maryland will play game three of the series tomorrow at Regency Furniture Stadium. The first is set for 7:05 P.M.