Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sharks Complete Sweep Of Ducks, Have Now Won Six Straight

The Riversharks completed a three game sweep of the visiting Long Island Ducks today, winning both games of a twi-nite doubleheader. Camden has now won 6 straight, and moves into sole possession of 1st place in the Liberty Division with a record of 9-3.

Game One saw starter Federico Baez throw 5 effective innings, surrendering only 2 hits and striking out 3. Baez is now 6-3 in 2011 with a 4.57 ERA.

The Sharks got the scoring started in the bottom of the 2nd, as shortstop Danny Richar reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on a balk from Ducks starter Mike Loree, got to third when Brian Burgamy grounded out, and finally scored on a wild pitch from Loree to make it 1-0.

Camden tacked on another run in the bottom of the 5th, when Juan Francia singled in Lloyd Turner to make it 2-0.

The Ducks cut the lead in half in the 6th when John Rodriguez grounded into a fielder's choice that scored Ray Navarette, but Sharks closer Brian Stokes retired the Ducks 1-2-3 in the 7th to earn his 10th save of 2011.

Game Two saw the Riversharks down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the 7th, but fans who'd stayed all day at Campbell's Field were in for an epic rally.

Pedro Feliz led off with a single to right. Juan Francia was brought in to pinch run for Feliz, and stole 2nd exactly one pitch later. Danny Richar walked on 4 pitches from starter Shane Youman.

Brian Burgamy, who was 0 for 4 on the day, singled in Francia to tie the game.

A wild pitch from reliever Ehrenn Wasserman advanced both runners, and Ruddy Yan, pinch hitting for Alvin Colina, sent a soft liner to the outfield that was just deep enough. Richar tagged and scored, Sharks win in walkoff fashion 3-2.

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