Waldorf, Maryland – The Somerset Patriots (18-11) let a late lead slip away in a 3-2 loss to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (7-22) Sunday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Edwin Espinal put the Patriots in front in the top of the fifth inning on a two-out RBI single. The 2-1 Somerset lead held until Southern Maryland plated an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning on a Frank Martinez sacrifice fly.
Southern Maryland later won the ballgame in the bottom of the ninth. Cory Vaughn drew a lead-off walk, was sacrificed over to second base, advanced to third on an Alfredo Rodriguez throwing error and ultimately scored on a Jon Griffin walk-off sacrifice fly.
Patriots’ starter Thomas Dorminy received a no-decision despite spinning six innings of one-run baseball.
Mat Latos (1-3) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Luis Cruz (1-1) took the tough-luck loss after he allowed two unearned runs over an inning and two-thirds.
The Patriots’ road trip continues on Memorial Day when they open up a seven-game series in Texas against the Sugar Land Skeeters. First pitch for game one is set for 8:05 p.m. ET (7:05 p.m. CT) at Constellation Field.
The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, June 4th when the team returns to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 pm game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.