Waldorf, Maryland – The Somerset Patriots (35-28) spoiled an early lead Thursday night in an 8-5 loss to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (26-37) at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Somerset took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-out, two-run double to right center field from Kyle Roller. They added two more runs in the second on back-to-back two-out RBI singles from Justin Pacchioli and Jermaine Curtis.
The Blue Crabs got back within a run in the bottom of the third inning on a two-out three-run double from Teodoro Martinez.
The Patriots increased their lead back to two in the top of the fifth inning on an Adam Weisenburger two-out RBI single, but Southern Maryland would respond again. Martinez came through with an RBI infield single in the bottom of the fifth made it a one-run contest before Craig Maddox’s two-run single in the sixth put the Blue Crabs in front 6-5.
Maddox added a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning to provide insurance runs for the Blue Crabs and top off the scoring.
Shane Watson (3-0) received the win after a scoreless inning of relief. Rick Teasley (3-4) allowed six runs (four earned) over six innings to take the loss. Cody Epply (6) tossed a scoreless ninth inning to record the save.
The 2018 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues on Friday, July 6th when the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark to take on the Road Warriors at 7:05 pm. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com
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