In what was certainly a change of pace Friday night, a rare pitcher's duel ensued at TD Bank Ballpark as the Sharks lost their second game in a row at the hand of the Somerset Patriots.
Josh Towers, in just his second start of the season, had the deepest outing of the year for a Camden starter as he surrendered 3 runs in an 8-inning, complete game effort.
The Sharks struck first in the top of the third inning, as Juan Francia reached second on a throwing error by Somerset starter Bill Pulsipher. He scored on Danny Richar's double down the left field line.
The Patriots answered in the bottom of the inning, as Matt Hagen hit a solo shot for his fifth home run of the season.
Michael Hernandez added two solo homers himself, good for his fourth and fifth on the year.
The Riversharks will take on the Patriots tomorrow at TD Bank Ballpark at 7:05pm in the second game of the series.