Barnstormers snap Southern Maryland winning streak

Lancaster, PA – June 2, 2019 - The Blue Crabs took a season best three game win streak into the second of a three game set with the Lancaster Barnstomers on Saturday night. In what was one of the longest games of the season despite being called due to rain during the seventh inning stretch, the Barnstormers bats uncorked in route to defeating Southern Maryland by a score of 14-4.

Brett Lee (0-1) got the ball in his Blue Crabs debut, and the Barnstormers were hot out of the gates. The meat of the ‘Stormers order got the scoring started with a Joey Terdoslavich RBI double and a K.C. Hobson fielder’s choice that brought a runner home.

Lancaster followed with a six run second inning before the Southern Maryland bats got going. With John Anderson (W, 4-1) on the mound for the Barnstormers, Kent Blackstone grounded out but it came at a price for Anderson, as it plated Edwin Garcia, notching the scoring tally at a 8-1 Barnstormer lead through two and half innings played.

Lancaster stayed impeccable in the third inning, as they would plate another four runs, putting the score at 12-1 through a third of a game.

Blue Crab first baseman Jose Julio-Ruiz was a positive takeaway in what was an otherwise gloomy game for the Southern Maryland faithful. Ruiz hit his first two home runs of the season, with a solo shot in the top of the fourth and a two run blast in the sixth. Another positive light for the Blue Crabs to shine in the 14-4 blowout loss was Josh McAdams, a Southern Maryland infielder that came to the mound in a blowout situation for the second time on the season. Much like the first appearance, at the time his first career professional pitching outing, Josh was near perfect. Through a combined four innings on the season he has allowed just one hit, and one run coming on a Hobson solo home run in tonight’s contest.

Rain stopped the bleeding as Lancaster took down Southern Maryland to snap a three game win streak. The Blue Crabs will look for their first series win in the finale with the Barnstormers on Sunday afternoon with a 1:00 PM first pitch.

The Blue Crabs will return home Friday, June 7th for the final game of the homestand, and it’ll be Girl Scout Night/Sleepover and Glow in the Park Night at Regency Furniture Stadium, with the first pitch at 6:35 PM.

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