Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Plucky Pack Of Pitchers Produce Patchwork Paydirt
A total of six pitchers took the mound for the Riversharks tonight, but together Sean Jarrett, Zach Hammes, Fernando Hernandez, Mumba Rivera, Mike Koplove and Jay Marshall held the Road Warriors to 2 runs on 4 hits en route to a 5-2 victory.
Camden struck first when a Lloyd Turner double scored Ruddy Yan to make it 1-0 in the 1st. Yan went 0 for 3 at the plate tonight but drew 2 walks and stole 2 bases.
The Warriors tied the game in the 3rd when a wild pitch from Zach Hammes scored Adrian Ortiz, and took the lead when a Carlos Guzman ground out scored Victor Gutierrez.
The Sharks came back with 2 unearned runs in the 5th. An error by 3rd baseman Joe Jianetti found Willis Otanez safe at first and scored Turner, and Warriors reliever Kyle Asleton uncorked a wild pitch of his own to score Noah Hall and make it 3-2 Sharks.
Brian Burgamy had been having a miserable night, committing two fielding errors and getting gunned down at home plate on an 8-2 putout in the 6th. But all that changed in the 7th when Burgamy crushed an Eddy Ramos fastball over the centerfield fence for a 2 run dinger that put the Sharks up 5-2. Longest home run I've seen this season at Campbell's, it was a no doubter off the bat.
Jay Marshall retired the Warriors 1-2-3 in the 9th to pick up his 9th save of the year.
The Sharks sweep their second straight series, win their 7th straight game, and narrow the gap between them and the 1st place Long Island Ducks to ONE GAME. The Ducks lost to the Southern Maryland BlueCrabs tonight 7-4.