Bridgewater, NJ – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (36-26) swept a doubleheader against the Somerset Patriots (45-18) at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday afternoon.
The Southern Maryland clubbed three home runs to top the Somerset Patriots 6-1 in game one of the doubleheader.
In the top of the second inning shortstop Casey Frawley pounded a three run home run (2) to give Southern Maryland a 3-0 advantage.
Second baseman Nate Spears slugged a RBI triple in the bottom of the second inning to cut the deficit to 3-1.
The Blue Crabs scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to expand their lead to 6-1. First baseman Zach Wilson hit a solo home run (3) and second baseman Jake Opitz launched a two run home run (5).
Brian Baker earned the win (3-4) lasting five innings while allowing one run. R.J. Seidel suffered the loss (2-2) hurling three innings while allowing three runs.
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs edged the Somerset Patriots 2-1 in game two of the doubleheader.
In the top of the fifth inning Southern Maryland hit back-to-back solo home runs to take a 2-0 lead. Third baseman Casey Frawley launched a home run (3) to left field while center fielder Anthony Vega cranked a home run (1) to right field.
Designated hitter Aharon Eggleston poked a RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning to cut the deficit in half at 2-1.
Jake Hale earned the win (8-2) tossing five winnings while giving up one run. Lucas Irvine endured the loss (3-5) hurling 5.1 innings while surrendering two runs. Erik Hamren notched the save (17) pitching the final frame.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks on Friday, July 10th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.