Federico Baez pitched six strong innings as the Camden Riversharks won the rubber match of their three-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish by the final score of 6-1. Camden has now won back-to-back series for the first time this season.
Baez (4-0) scattered five hits and four walks in six innings allowing just one run to pick up the victory. The Riversharks remain undefeated this season when Baez is on the mound.
Camden (15-29) struck first in the top of the 2nd against Bluefish starter Jose Rodriguez. Lloyd Turner hit a two-out, two-run single plating Brian Burgamy and Raul Padron to give the ‘Sharks a 2-0 lead.
Bridgeport (23-21) scored their only run in the bottom of the 2nd against Baez when Andres Perez brought home Luis Lopez with an RBI single.
The Riversharks extended their lead in the top of the 5th when Rodriguez became wild. Rodriguez walked four batters in the inning including a bases-loaded walk to Mike Lamb that brought home Toby Hall. Two batters later, Raul Padron drew a bases-loaded walk against reliever Will Cunnane to make it 4-1 Camden.
Rodriguez (3-2) lasted just four plus innings allowing four runs on three hits and four walks for his first loss against Camden in three starts.
Camden added two more insurance runs in the top of the 7th courtesy of a two-out, RBI singles by Brian Burgamy and Pedro Feliz to make it 6-1 ‘Sharks.