Friday, July 10, 2015

Sugar Land Skeeters fall to Southern Maryland to kickoff second half of season

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2015 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 10, 2015) After giving up three runs in the first inning, the SugarLand Skeeters tried to keep the Southern Maryland in check, but could not  contain the bats of the Blue Crabs; falling by the score of 6-0 at Constellation Field in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land on Friday, July 10, 2015. With the loss, the Skeeters fall to 4-10 against Southern Maryland in 2015.

The Blue Crabs added two runs in the fifth inning along with an insurance run in the seventh to secure the win. The Skeeters are on track to score 512 runs this season, which would be the lower in team history. The Skeeters have been known as a second-half team in their first three years of existence; posting 136-94 combined record in the months of July, August, and September.

Sugar Land connected for two hits, but could not get the bats to advance any runner home. On the contrary, the Blue Crabs scored their six runs off 10 hits, while taking advantage of two Skeeters errors.

This current series against Southern Maryland will continue on Saturday, July 11 with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch and conclude on Sunday, July 12 at 5:05 p.m. Right-hander Sean Gallagher is schedules to take the mount on Saturday while left-hander Roy Merritt slated for Sunday.

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