Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sharks Lose In Walk-Off Fashion Again

J.R. House brought home John Rodriguez with a game-winning fielder’s choice in the bottom of the 9th as the Long Island Ducks walked off with a 1-0 victory over the Camden Riversharks. The walk-off win was the second for the Ducks in the series as the teams split the four-game series.

With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 9th, Riversharks’ manager Von Hayes brought Lloyd Turner in from the outfield to have a fifth infielder. House hit a groundball between shortstop Danny Richar and Turner who was playing up the middle. Turner couldn’t field the ball cleanly on the backhand and his throw home was not in time as John Rodriguez scored the games only run.

The Riversharks (17-31) had two runners on in the 8th and 9th innings but couldn’t convert against Ducks’ reliever Jeremy Hill.

Hill (1-1) threw three scoreless innings out of the bullpen for Long Island and picked up the victory giving up two hits and two walks.

The game was a pitcher’s duel throughout as starters Shane Youman and Eddy Camacho were exchanging scoreless innings.

In his first start of the season, Youman went six innings surrendering only three hits and a walk.

Camacho threw seven scoreless innings allowing just three hits and a walk in his second start of the season.

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