The Riversharks split a day/night doubleheader with the Long Island Ducks today, losing game one 7-2 and winning the nightcap 9-3.
The Ducks jumped all over J.R. Mathes early in game one, before the Sharks could even record an out. First Javier Colina blasted a three-run homer. Then a Matt Esquivel double score Lew Ford to make it 4-0.
Manager Von Hayes finally pulled Mathes for reliever Santos Hernandez, but the Ducks tacked on one more in the inning when Dan Lyons grounded into a fielder's choice that scored J.R. House. The inning finally ended when Hernandez got Kraig Binick to ground out to second for out number three.
The Ducks added one more in the second when Colina homered again to make it 6-0.
Camden finally got on the board in the sixth when Ruddy Yan's sac fly scored Juan Francia, but leading off the bottom of the frame, Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons homered to make it 7-1.
The Sharks one-out rally in the bottom of the ninth started when a Jake Eigsti double scored Jonel Pacheco to make it 7-2, but Ducks reliever Bubby Buzachero retired the next two batters in order.
Javier Colina finished game one going 3 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI. Ducks Starter Bob Zimmerman pitched 7 innings of five hit ball, allowing one earned run while striking out seven.
Game two saw the Sharks offense explode in a 9-3 victory. Both Danny Richar and Jonel Pacheco drove in 3 runs apiece, and starter Wilkin De La Rosa pitched effectively for 6 innings, surrendering three runs on eight hits while striking out four.
Pacheco finished the game going 3 for 5 with a home run. The Riversharks beat up Ducks pitchers for a total of 17 hits.
The bullpen combo of Mumba Rivera, Fernando Hernandez and John Bale pitched well in relief of De La Rosa, not allowing a run and only giving up 2 hits.
Koplove To The Inactive List, Former Rev Cline Signed And Activated
Sharks reliever Mike Koplove has been placed on the inactive list. In 45 games this season, Koplove was 3 and 2 with a 3.33 ERA.
Former Revs pitcher Zac Cline has been added to the Sharks roster. Cline was 0 and 2 with the Revolution this year with a 7.62 ERA. Cline figured into game one of today's doubleheader, in 2 1/3 innings he allowed a run on three hits while striking out two.