After allowing five combined runs in the second and third innings of game one, a Blue Crabs comeback wasn’t on the table. In game two Tony Thomas hit his second three run homer in three days to give the Blue Crabs 5-2 victory.
Game one was decided in the first three innings. After eight straight starts that were deeper than any outing in his previous career, Dusten Knight (L, 1-5) went just three innings this evening.
Fresh off a 12 strikeout record setting performance, Knight didn’t record a single strikeout while allowing five runs in three innings in a 5-2 Rockers win.
Game two got off on a completely different note as Thomas sparked a victory with a three run shot.
After the Rockers responded with one of their own in the first, Daryl Thompson (W, 15-7) extended his league lead in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched in a masterful outing.
Rubi Silva hit his tenth homer of the season and Mat Latos (S, 23) came in to shut the door on a Blue Crabs 5-1 win, as Southern Maryland took three of four from High Point in the series.
The Blue Crabs will return home Tuesday September 10th for game one of a three game set with the New Britain Bees, with a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.
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About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs, in their 12th season of baseball, call Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland home. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.