LEXINGTON, Ky. — The runs stored on coming for the Blue Crabs in tonight’s 21-8 win over the Lexington Legends. Southern Maryland scored at the least one run in seven innings and had a number of runs in 5 innings.
The Blue Crabs acquired to Lexington’s starter, Thomas Dorminy (L, 0-1), within the first inning. Matt Hibbert blasted a house run to left discipline and Jared Walker went back-to-back when he lined a homer to right-center. Southern Maryland added one other run from a Ryan Haug base hit, placing the Blue Crabs up 3-0.
Lexington acquired three runs again within the backside of the primary inning, however the Blue Crabs stored the scoring going within the second. Jack Sundberg, Matt Hibbert, and David Harris all walked, earlier than coming round to attain.
Alex Crosby, who had 5 hits within the sport, drove in a pair of runs when he bounced a single to proper discipline. Later within the inning, Ryan Haug served a base hit into proper, scoring two extra runs, giving Southern Maryland an 8-3 benefit.
The Blue Crabs led 8-4 going into the fourth inning and put up one other crooked quantity. After David Harris and Alex Crosby singled, Connor Lien smashed a sky-high homer to dead-center discipline, placing the Blue Crabs up 11-4.
Mitch Lambson allowed six runs in 4 innings of labor for the Blue Crabs. Then, Pedro Echemendia (W, 1-0) pitched two scoreless innings in reduction, permitting only one hit, and choosing up the win.
Southern Maryland added a run within the sixth and stored the scoring going within the seventh. Matt Hibbert and David Harris singled within the inning. The Blue Crabs took a 15-6 lead when Alex Crosby smashed a three-run dwelling run over the excessive wall in proper discipline.
The Blue Crabs scored one other run within the eighth inning on Raul Shah’s solo homer and rallied once more within the ninth. With two runners on base, Connor Lien tripled to deep middle, giving the Blue Crabs an 18-8 lead. Later within the inning, with the bases loaded and Southern Maryland up 19-8, Matt Hibbert stored the social gathering going by driving in two extra runs, giving the Blue Crabs a 21-8 lead.
In this prolonged sport, a number of gamers stood out on each side. Alex Crosby didn’t have successful in his first eight at-bats of the season. But he broke out in right now’s sport, with hits in every one in every of his final 5 at-bats. Connor Lien additionally produced on the plate, smashing a three-run shot and driving in six runs. For Lexington, Blake Swihart, a former Red Sox catcher, walked 5 occasions in 5 plate appearances in right now’s sport.
The Blue Crabs look to maintain the profitable methods going tomorrow at Wild Health Field.
Southern Maryland wraps up the four-game set with the Legends tomorrow at 2:05 pm.
The Blue Crabs’ dwelling opener will likely be on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:35 pm of their first-ever sequence in opposition to the Staten Island FerryHawks.