Wednesday, August 3rd, Waldorf, MD – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs were eager to bounce back after a narrow defeat in the previous game of the series against the Lexington Counter Clocks. The second match promised redemption as they took the field at Regency Furniture Stadium. Determined to even out the series, the Blue Crabs relied on the arm of 2022 All-Star McKenzie Mills to guide them to victory.
The home team wasted no time taking the lead with an impressive display of offense early on. Braxton Lee’s single advanced Jack Sundberg to third base, setting the stage for Khalil Lee’s sacrifice fly to bring in the game’s first run. The crowd erupted in cheers when K.C. Hobson smashed the first pitch he saw, sending the ball soaring over the right field wall, extending the Blue Crabs’ lead to 4-0.
In the second inning, Khalil Lee again played a pivotal role, lining a single into right field to add one more run to the Blue Crabs’ tally. Despite their early offensive surge, the home team could not add any more runs for the rest of the game.
However, the Blue Crabs’ strong defense and McKenzie Mills’ outstanding performance on the mound ensured that their early lead was well-protected. Mills delivered an impressive 6.2 scoreless innings against the Lexington Counter Clocks, displaying his prowess and cementing his reputation as a formidable pitcher.
The remaining innings were skillfully handled by Jacques Pucheu, AJ Alexy, and Bruce Rondón, who skillfully maintained the Blue Crabs’ lead until the final out. The game ended with a 5-1 victory for the Southern Maryland team, delighting their loyal fans and igniting hopes for the series’ decisive final game.
Looking ahead to the next match on Thursday, excitement is building among fans as they eagerly anticipate the rubber match. With a scheduled start time of 11:05 AM, the final game promises to be a thrilling showdown between the Blue Crabs and the Counter Clocks. Pitchers Yeudy Garcia and Liam O’Sullivan will face off in what is expected to be a captivating duel on the mound.
The Blue Crabs currently boasts an impressive record of 45-40 for the season and an outstanding 14-8 in the campaign’s second half. Their strong performance has placed them just 1.5 games behind the league leaders. As they prepare for the series’ final game, the Blue Crabs are keen to clinch a victory and make their mark as true contenders in the league.
For fans unable to attend the game in person, a live stream is available on FloBaseball, ensuring that no one misses out on the thrilling action. Tickets for the live event are still available for those who wish to witness the Blue Crabs’ quest for victory firsthand.
As the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs take to the field on Thursday, the anticipation is palpable, and fans rally behind their team in full force. The series’ outcome hangs in the balance, and all eyes are on the players as they gear up for what promises to be a memorable and exciting final game.