News Release, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Waldorf, MD – Southern Maryland picked up a much-needed series win this evening at the hands of the New Britain Bees. The Crabs bats exploded in the bottom of the fifth inning with a quartet of runs, propelling the good guys to a 6-1 victory.
Mitch Lambson (W, 2-0), the 2019 American Association Pitcher of the Year got the start for the Blue Crabs this evening. Fresh off of an eight-inning scoreless performance in his Atlantic League debut, he followed it up with seven and two-thirds innings while allowing one run this evening, striking out ten Bees, with seven strikeouts looking. The double-digit strikeouts are tied for the second-most by a Blue Crab this season, and the sixth most by an Atlantic Leaguer this year. Lambson exited to play with a 0.57 ERA through 16.2 innings of Atlantic League work.
After a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth from Tony Thomas, the Crabs bats exploded in the fifth. Rubi Silva led things off with a solo home run before Tony Thomas smacked in yet another run. Charlie Valerio finished off the outburst with a bases-loaded two-run single into right field to put the Crabs ahead 5-0.
Rain caused the game to conclude in the middle of the eighth inning this evening but the Crabs finished on top. A dominant fifth inning a beautiful performance from Lambson led to a 6-1 Crabs win.
The Blue Crabs will return home tomorrow, Thursday, September 12th for game three of a three-game set with the New Britain Bees, with a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.
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