Grand Slam Too Much for Patriots to Overcome

Patriots' starter Will Oliver gave up six runs in 6 1/3 innings and was the losing pitcher in Sunday's game against the Blue Crabs. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-16, 51-47) defeated the Somerset Patriots (14-14, 56-42) 6-1 at TD Bank Ballpark on yesterday evening.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Kyle Roller.

The Blue Crabs took the lead with a big five-run inning, highlighted by a grand slam by Ryan Wiggins (4) that made the score 5-1.

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Southern Maryland added a run to the lead in the top of the seventh inning on an RBI single by Edwin Garcia.

Drew Hayes (6-5) earned the win after he allowed just one unearned run over six innings of work. Will Oliver (4-3) yielded six runs over six and 1/3 innings to suffer the loss.

The 2017 Somerset Patriots season continues at home tonight with a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution. For tickets, visit

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