The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs scored five times in the top of the 6th inning to take the lead and defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters in the finale of their four-game series. It’s the first series win of the season for Southern Maryland over Sugar Land.

Trailing 4-3 after five innings, the Blue Crabs took the lead for the first time with five runs in the 6th. A fielding error by Bridger Hunt on Amadeo Zazueta’s single allowed Luke Murton to score and tie the game. Jermaine Mitchell put the Crabs in front 5-4 two batters later with an RBI single and Cyle Hankerd followed with a sacrifice fly to double the lead. Steve Moss capped the five-run inning off with a two-run home run, his fifth of the season.

Ian Marshall (9-8) went the first five innings allowing four runs and earned the victory while Jake Hale finished the final four innings for his first save of the season.

Southern Maryland fell behind right away in the bottom of the 1st inning when Delwyn Young and Travis Scott hit back-to-back solo home runs for a 2-0 lead.

The teams exchanged a pair of runs in the 3rd inning. Jake Opitz drove in Southern Maryland’s first run with an RBI single and James Skelton knotted the game up with one of his own. In the home half, Chase Lambin and Dominic Ramos hit back-to-back singles of their own to restore the two run lead for Sugar Land.

The Blue Crabs will be back home on August 26 to take on the York Revolution at 7:05 PM. Purchase tickets for the game by visiting www.somdbluecrabs.com or calling 301-638-9788.