Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sharks Drop Second Straight

John Halama pitched eight effective innings and Gilberto Mejia went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Lancaster Barnstormers cruised to a 10-4 victory over the Camden Riversharks. Camden has now dropped two in a row since winning eight straight games.

Halama (4-3) did not allow a run until the eighth inning en route to the victory and was relieved in the top of the 9th.

Lancaster struck first with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Matt Watson drove in the game’s first run with a sacrifice fly and Brandon Jones followed that up with an RBI single to give the Barnstormers a 2-0 lead.

Tommy Everidge extended the Barnstormers lead to 3-0 in the 3rd inning with an RBI single that plated Gilberto Mejia.

The Barnstormers blew it open against Federico Baez in the 4th inning. After Matt Tupman connected with an RBI single, Gilberto Mejia hit his 4th home run of the season, a three-run home run, to make it 7-0.

Baez (6-4) lasted just four innings allowing seven runs on eight hits as he took the loss for the Riversharks.

Lancaster added three more runs in the bottom of the 7th highlighted by an RBI single by Brandon Jones to push the lead to 10-0.

Camden finally got on the board in the top of the 8th against Halama as Pedro Feliz launched his 10th home run of the season to make it 10-1. The home run extended Feliz’s hitting streak to ten games.

The highlight of the night for the Riversharks came in the top of the 9th as Shea Harris came on as a pinch hitter and got his first hit of the season, a two-run home run, to cut the deficit to 10-3.

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