WALDORF, Md. – After falling to the Long Island Ducks in the opening two games of the series, Southern Maryland looked to rebound, sending Daryl Thompson (W, 9-2) to the mound. Thompson shined this afternoon, but it was David Harris who stole the show in the Blue Crabs 13-2 win.
After Vin Mazzaro (L, 1-5) pitched a scoreless first inning, the Blue Crabs struck first in the bottom of the second. David Harris led off the inning with a solo home run down the right field line, giving Southern Maryland a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third inning, the Blue Crabs rallied again. With runners on first and second, Cesar Trejo drove a single into center field, scoring Matt Hibbert. Then, Harris drove in Michael Baca with another base hit, extending the lead to 3-0. Later in the inning, Josh McAdams doubled to deep center field, scoring Harris and Alex Crosby, putting the Blue Crabs up 5-0.
In the bottom of the fifth, Harris came through again. With Trejo on first base, Harris belted a two-run home run over the mini monster in left field, blowing the game open and giving Southern Maryland a 7-0 advantage.
In the sixth inning, Trejo blasted a home run of his own over the wall in left-center field, adding an insurance run for the Blue Crabs.
The Ducks rallied for a pair of runs in the top of the seventh. These runs were the only blemish for Thompson, who dominated in eight innings of work.
In the eighth inning, Chris Reed entered the game for the Ducks but struggled to contain the Southern Maryland bats. With the bases loaded, Trejo lined a single into center field, scoring two runs, and extending the lead to 10-2. Harris, the next batter, hammered his third home run of the game, over the left-center field wall, putting the Blue Crabs on top 13-2.
Harris tied a pair of franchise records on Sunday, with three homers and seven RBI. His three home runs tie a franchise record (Casey Benjamin, 2011), as do his seven RBI (Rubi Silva, 2021).
After eight outstanding innings from Thompson, Endrys Briceno shut the door in the ninth, solidifying Southern Maryland’s 13-2 win. The Blue Crabs look to continue their winning ways at Regency Furniture Stadium on Tuesday night. The Blue Crabs will take on the West Virginia Power, with the first pitch at 6:35 pm.