Friday, July 29, 2011

Riversharks Win Streak Ends at Eight

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs scored three runs in the top of the 8th inning to take the lead and held on to beat the Camden Riversharks 7-6 in the final game of their three-game series. The loss snaps the Riversharks season-long winning streak at eight games.

The Riversharks struck first in the bottom of the first as Pedro Feliz brought home Jonel Pacheco with a sacrifice fly to give Camden a 1-0 lead.

Southern Maryland tied up the game at 1-1 in the top of the 3rd courtesy of a sacrifice fly by Bridger Hunt.

After a twenty-six minute rain delay in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Pedro Feliz doubled the Riversharks lead with a two-out, RBI single to make it 2-0.

Camden tacked on three more runs in the 4th inning against Vasquez. Brian Burgamy connected with his team-leading 12th home run of the season, a solo shot to extend the lead to 3-1. Five batters later Ruddy Yan hit a two-out, two-run triple to make it 5-1

The Blue Crabs battled back in the 5th inning with three runs highlighted by a two-run double by Brian Barton to cut the deficit to 5-4.

Southern Maryland took their first lead in the 8th inning with three runs against John Bale. After Brian Barton tied the game with a solo home run, Tanner Townsend broke the tie score with a two-run single to give Southern Maryland a 7-5 lead.

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