Waldorf, MD – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (22-36, 59-68) salvaged the final game of the four game wrap around series by beating the Somerset Patriots (38-19, 84-43) 6-5 in 11 innings Monday afternoon from Regency Furniture Stadium. Blue Crabs right fielder Sean Smith was the star as he hit a leadoff home run in the first inning and walk-off homer in the 11th inning to propel the Crabs to victory.
In the bottom of the first inning Smith spanked a home run (10) to left field as the Blue Crabs took an early 1-0 advantage.
First baseman Jose Salas blooped a RBI single in the bottom of the third inning as Southern Maryland expanded its lead to 2-0.
The Patriots cut the deficit in half making the score 2-1 in the top of the fourth inning as first baseman Yunesky Sanchez recorded a RBI groundout.
Somerset evened the contest at 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning as catcher James Skelton tallied a RBI sacrifice fly.
Catcher Alvin Colina broke the tie in the bottom of the sixth inning as he socked a two run home run (10) to left field as the Blue Crabs led 4-2.
In the top of the seventh inning pitcher Tim Redding threw a wild pitch that plated third baseman Corey Smith as Somerset cut the deficit in half making the score 4-3.
Yunesky Sanchez clubbed a go ahead two run home run (6) to deep left field that catapulted the Patriots in front 5-4 in the top of the eighth inning.
Southern Maryland tied the game at 5-5 in the ensuing half inning as shortstop Renny Osuna hit a RBI sacrifice fly.
Smith’s game winning blast (11) snapped Southern Maryland’s seven game losing streak and ended the Patriots six game winning streak.
Joe Gannon (1-1) earned the win in relief. Jason Lowey (7-4) suffered the loss in relief.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, September 10th when they return home to take on the Bridgeport Bluefish at 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.