(9/11/2022, York, PA) The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs got the offense started early on Sunday afternoon in the 7-2 victory over the York Revolution. Adrian Cook (W, 1-2) pitched five scoreless innings, and the bullpen managed to keep the Revs off the board until the ninth inning.
Eduardo Rivera (L, 8-5) ran into trouble at the top of the first inning. Jack Sundberg led off the game with a double down the right-field line. Two batters later, Braxton Lee dribbled a single through the right side, giving the Blue Crabs a 1-0 lead. The next batter, David Harris, blasted a two-run shot over the wall in left-center field, putting the Blue Crabs ahead 3-0.
Zach Collier started the inning in the fourth inning with a double down the right-field line. Michael Baca poked a single into center field with two outs, giving the Blue Crabs a 4-0 lead.
In the seventh, Southern Maryland struck again. Ian Yetsko and Michael Baca singled before Jack Sundberg ripped a three-run home run over the wall in left. Sundberg has hit three home runs in the last four games.
The Blue Crabs pitching staff shut out the Revs through eight innings. Adrian Cook allowed seven hits and three walks but held York scoreless through five. In the fifth inning, the Revs loaded the bases with no outs. Nellie Rodriguez hit a hard ground ball down the third baseline, but Michael Wielansky dove to stop it. He then stepped on third base and threw home for a double play, keeping the Blue Crabs ahead 4-0 at the time.
Connor Law pitched a scoreless sixth, while Patrick Baker and Dalton Geekie threw 1-2-3 innings in the seventh and eighth, respectively.
In the ninth inning, Josue Herrera doubled off of Dario Polanco. Two batters later, Connor Lien hit a two-run shot over the wall in left, putting York on the board. Polanco worked through the rest of the inning without allowing another hit, securing the 7-2 victory.