After a rainout last night, the Camden Riversharks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs split their seven-inning double-header today. The Riversharks fell 11-1 in Game 1 but bounced back in Game 2 with a 4-2 victory.
In Game 1, Virgil Vasquez (4-5) pitched the first six innings allowing just one run en route to the victory as he retired eleven of the last twelve batters he faced.
J.R. Mathes (1-3) took the loss allowing seven runs (four earned) and six hits in five innings of work.
The Blue Crabs blew Game 1 open in the 3rd inning with four runs to break a 1-1 tie highlighted by a two-run error by Mathes and an RBI triple by Brian Barton.
Christian Lopez put it out of reach in the 6th inning with a two-run double to push the lead to 7-1.
In Game 2, Carlos Vasquez delivered the goods pitching six strong innings allowing two runs on six hits.
Nick Green (5-3) took the loss giving up three runs (one earned) on six hits in just three innings of actions.
Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the 2nd inning, Camden responded with two runs to take the lead. Juan Francia singled home Ruddy Yan to tie the game and scored on Jonel Pacheco’s groundout to take a 3-2 lead.
Alvin Colina provided a huge insurance run in the 6th inning with his first hit as a Rivershark, an RBI double, that made it 4-2.
The Blue Crabs and Riversharks will play the final game of their three game series tomorrow as Michael Schlact (3-0) faces off against Eddy Camacho (4-0). First pitch is scheduled for 5:35 PM.