Homers the difference in the 7-3 victory
J.R. Mathes picked a good day to make his season debut as the Sharks won 7-3 behind a pair of two-run homers by Mike Lamb and Brian Burgamy.
Camden struck the first blow as Danny Richar scored on a Mike Lamb groundout after leading off the game with a double in the top of the first.
After a leadoff walk by Noah Hall in the third, Lamb drove home two more runs with a home run to deep right field, his fifth on the season.
The Patriots struck back in the bottom half of the inning, however, as Jeff Nettles set the Atlantic League career doubles record with a two-run, two-bagger. The runs were unearned as an error with two outs had extended the inning.
Camden was back at it offensively in the fifth, as Danny Richar led off the frame with a double once again and scored on a Mike Lamb sacrifice fly. Noah Hall later scored on an RBI-groundout by Pedro Feliz.
The Patriots were able to scratch out a run in the sixth inning, as three straight hitters reached base on singles. Justin Huber's base hit plated Wayne Lydon.
Brian Burgamy added his sixth homer of the season when he drilled a two-run shot over the advertisement wall and into the trees behind right field in the seventh.
J.R. Mathes got the win in his first appearance since signing earlier in the week, after going five innings and surrendering no earned runs.
The victory was just the second in twenty tries this year when Camden was out-hit by their opponent.
The final game of the series will be at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, June 12th at 1:35pm.