Camden got the scoring started in the bottom of the first. Brandon Chaves led things off reaching base via an error by the third baseman Casey Stevenson. Three batters later Carlos Guzman drove in Chaves with a single to centerfield to make it 1-0.
In the bottom of the third, Zach MacPhee got the rally started with a single to right field, followed by a stolen base and a single by Joel Guzman to put runners at first and third. The next hitter Carlos Guzman walked to load the bases. Paddy Matera then stepped to the dish and laced a single to center to score MacPhee. Ryan Strieby then drove in Joel Guzman with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0. Joel Guzman would score again on a Daniel Rockett fielder’s choice in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 4-0 game.
Southern Maryland finally cracked the scoreboard in the top of the seventh scoring a run on a sacrifice fly by Craig Maddox to score Jamar Walton. In the top of the eighth, Southern Maryland scored two runs. Casey Stevenson led things off with a single to left field, and would score on a Daryle Ward double two batters later to make it a 4-1 game. Dan Blewett was summoned from the bullpen by Camden manager Chris Widger, as the next hitter Jovan Rosa advanced to first on an error by the shortstop Brandon Chaves. Grant Zawadzki came on to pinch run for Daryle Ward, and would later score on a wild pitch, but Jamar Walton struck out to end the rally, and the scoring for the Blue Crabs on the night.
Southern Maryland had just six hits, while both Carlos, and Joel Guzman had two hits apiece for Camden. LHP Brian Burres went six innings, allowing four runs on six hits, and striking out five.
Southern Maryland and Camden will play game two of the series tomorrow at 5:35 P.M. RHP Eric Smith (0-4, 5.31) will start for Camden, while the starter for Southern Maryland is still to be determined.