Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sharks Win, Move To Within Two Games Of 1st Place

JR Mathes pitched 7 strong innings, and DH Willis Otanez went 3 for 4 with a walk and 2 RBI as the Riversharks extended their winning streak to 6 tonight, beating the Road Warriors 7-3.

Camden got the scoring started early, when Juan Francia singled in Brian Burgamy in the bottom of the 2nd to make it 1-0.

The Sharks scored again in the 3rd, when Otanez singled in Lloyd Turner and Noah Hall, and Alvin Colina's double plated Otanez to make it 4-0.

Meanwhile, Mathes was cruising, allowing only one baserunner in his first three innings of work.

The Warriors finally got on the board when Luis Nieblas launched a solo homer in the 4th to make it 4-1. But the Riversharks answered right back in the bottom of the inning without getting a hit. After Warriors starter Kevin Villa walked 3 to load the bases, Colina's sac fly to right made it 5-1.

Two more runs were tacked on in the 5th, when Jonel Pacheco scored on an error by right fielder Carlos Guzman, and Toby Hall (playing 1st base tonight) score on a Turner sac fly to left.

The Warriors managed a few more runs in the 7th when catcher Josh Johnson took Mathes deep for a 2 run dinger, but the combination of Fernando Hernandez and John Bale came on in relief to shut the door.

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