09/21/2019 10:02 PM
Sugar Land, TX – Like the series opener, game two of a three game set was as close as close could be. The Blue Crabs again entered the bottom of the ninth with a one run lead and saw the Sugar Land Skeeters come back in the frame for the second night in a row, this time with Sugar Land winning 3-2.
The Skeeters got on the board first, coming in the bottom of the second inning with a Jason Martinson double to Blue Crabs center fielder Cory Vaughn.
Vaughn struck back with some run support of his own in the top of the eighth, the next time the contest would see any scoring. Vaughn’s double brought in a fellow power bat, Tony Thomas. Later in the Joe Benson ripped a double of his own to plate Vaughn and hand the Crabs a healthy 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth.
It was yet another magical performance for Dusten Knight (L, 3-6), but one start removed from setting an Atlantic League record for strikeouts in a game (17) he found troubles in the ninth inning on Saturday evening, and the Skeeters plated a pair to walk off Southern Maryland for the second night in a row, 3-2 in heartbreaking fashion.
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs, in their 12th season of baseball, call Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland home. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.