News Release, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Waldorf, MD – 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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