Infielder Bryant Nelson Records his 1,000 Atlantic League hit in Blue Crabs Day Game
(Waldorf, Md., June 2, 2016) - Southern Maryland Blue Crabs infielder Bryant Nelson reached a career milestone during the June 2, 2016 game at Regency Furniture Stadium. In the bottom of the first inning, Nelson hit his 1,000th career Atlantic League hit against the Somerset Patriots. Nelson is only the third player in Atlantic League History to reach the milestone, and he is the first to accomplish it while playing for the Blue Crabs.
Nelson was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1993 MLB Amateur Draft and made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox on May 14, 2002. He made his Atlantic League debut with the Bridgeport Blue Fish in 2006, and he has since played with the Long Island Ducks (2007-2008; 2012-2013), the Camden Riversharks (2009; 2014), the Lancaster Barnstormers (2010; 2015), and the York Revolution (2011; 2014) before joining the Blue Crabs Roster in 2015 season.
"Bryant has been a clutch player in the Atlantic League" said Blue Crabs Manager Jeremy Owens. "His contribution on the field and as a leader in the clubhouse makes him invaluable to the organization."
The Blue Crabs return home on June 10th against the Long Island Ducks for a three game series and continue the six game homestand against the Bridgeport Bluefish. For more information, please contact Austin Gore at (301) 374-1129 or [email protected]. For tickets, please call (301) 638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com.
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 play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will look to open its ninth season on Thursday April 21st, 2016. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 34 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
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