Sunday, July 31, 2011

Macias' Career Day Helps Sharks Get Back To Winning Ways

Drew Macias went 3 for 4 with a pair of home runs and a double, and starter Josh Towers pitched well into the 7th, allowing 2 runs while striking out 6 as the Riversharks beat the Lancaster Barnstormers tonight 5-2.

Macias led off the 3rd with a monster solo shot to right that gave the Sharks the early 1-0 lead. They never looked back, scoring twice more in the 4th thanks to an RBI single from DH Noah Hall and a sac fly from Danny Richar that scored Hall two batters later.

Brian Burgamy made it 4-0 Sharks in the 7th when he belted his 13th homer to the deepest part of Clipper Magazine Stadium.

The Stormers rallied in the bottom of the 7th. Tommy Everidge hit a leadoff home run, and two batters later Aaron Herr laced a double to the base of the wall. Brian Jones singled, scoring Herr and cutting the Sharks lead to 4-2. Towers got Iggy Suarez to pop out to second base before manager Von Hayes made the call to the bullpen, bringing in lefty John Bale.

Bale gave up a single to Wayne Lydon but got catcher Matt Tupman to fly out to center for out number three.

But Macias wasn't done. He took Lancaster reliever Evan Englebrook deep in the top of the 9th, and gave the Sharks a little breathing room with a 5-2 lead.

It was more than enough for Jay Marshall, on in relief of Bale. Marshall got Aaron Herr to ground out. A misplayed ball by third baseman Pedro Feliz allowed right firlder Brian Jones to reach, but the game ended when Iggy Suarez lined out to Macias in right and Macias, thinking quickly, doubled up Jones at first base.

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