Skeeters Sketch: May 4, 2012

FIRST OF ALL. DON’T FORGET TO COME WATCH THE HOUSTON BABIES PLAY VINTAGE BASE BALL AT THE KATY HERITAGE FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, STARTING AT 10:00 AM! GOOGLE THE KATY HERITAGE FESTIVAL FOR DIRECTIONS AND FURTHER INFO. – (Official Houston Babies Sketch by Patrick Lopez)

 

The Sugar Land Skeeters (3-4) took the old DDT blast in Waldorf, Maryland Thursday night, dropping their third straight road game to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (5-2) at Regency Furniture Stadium. The final score in this one was 9-5, also marking down the fact that the local little stingers got stung themselves with an all-games-three-times-loss on the their first rattle-out-of-the-box road trip in history.Bobby Livingston (0-0) started his second game for Sugar Land, again avoiding a decision in his four and a third innings of work. Heath Phillips (0-1) relieved Livingston in the fourth and drew the black bean. Before the fun was done, Houstonians Trey Rackel and Sean Morgan also made brief spots on the mound.

Trailing 5-0 in the top of the six, Sugar Land rallied. With two on and one out, Skeeters big first baseman Jason Botts, batting left, caught a hanging slider and bopped it the opposite way for a three-run home run to bring the Skeeters close at 5-3.

After the bases loaded on a walk, third baseman Jimmy Van Ostrand hit a sacrifice fly ball out to left field, scoring Josh Pressley from third to cut the lead down to one, 5-4. The Blue Crabs intentionally walked left fielder Ben Harrison to load the bases again for Skeeters shortstop Deybis Benitez. Without a hit in the series to that point, Benitez then pasted a clutch single up the middle, scoring Drew Locke from third to tie the game, 5-5.

Feast reverted to famine for the Skeeters in the bottom of the sixth. A leadoff triple by Blue Crabs left fielder Brian Barton was followed by a crisp double from right fielder Richard Giannotti. That scored the go-ahead run to put the home team back in the lead, 6-5. The Blue Crabs added three more runs in the bottom of the seventh, just for good measure. The last nine batters went down in order to finish the game.

Blue Crabs reliever Eduardo Morlan (1-0) got the win after starting pitcher Dan Reichert (0-0) failed to hold the Skeeters in the sixth.

The Skeeters continue their 10-game road trip with a trip to Lancaster to face the Barnstormers for a three-game series starting Friday night from Clipper Magazine Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CDT.

In spite of their three-game dive on the first road trip of the season, the Skeeters remain in a three-way tie for first place in the Freedom Division of the 140-game Atlantic League season.

For further up-to-date information on the Sugar Land Skeeters, check out their website at http://sugarlandskeeters.com/index.cfm

ATLANTIC LEAGUE STANDINGS

Liberty Division W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
Bridgeport Bluefish 5 2 0.714 3W 5-2
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 5 2 0.714 4W 5-2
Camden Riversharks 4 3 0.571 1 1W 4-3
Long Island Ducks 3 4 0.429 2 3L 3-4
Freedom Division W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
Sugar Land Skeeters 3 4 0.429 3L 3-4
Somerset Patriots 3 4 0.429 2W 3-4
Lancaster Barnstormers 3 4 0.429 2L 3-4
York Revolution 2 5 0.286 1 1L 2-5

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One Response to “Skeeters Sketch: May 4, 2012”

  1. larry joe miggns Says:

    http://katyheritagefestival.com/w/

    Here is the flyer for the festival tomorrow in Katy. Plenty of neat antique shops ,food & vendors. Come explore Old Katy Texas and watch the undefeated Houston Babies “Play Ball”

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