Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blake Gailen & Jesus Merchan 7, Riversharks 3

The Camden Riversharks gave up four run innings in the fifth and sixth innings as they fell, 11-3, to the Lancaster Barnstormers Tuesday night at Campbell's Field.

Riversharks (7-11) starter Bryan Corey (2-2) retired the first two men he faced but three straight singles, including an RBI knock from Jesus Merchan, gave the Barnstormers (11-7) an early lead. Blake Gailen delivered an RBI single of his own in the third to add to the lead. Gailen and Merchan went a combined 7-for-9 at the dish, scoring four runs and driving in seven.

Eduardo Perez got the Sharks on the board in the fourth. He singled home Colin Roberson after a lead off double to bring the Sharks back within one, but much like Saturday night that was the closest they would get.

Gailen wacked his first of two home runs in the fifth to propel eight runs over the next two innings to put the game out of reach.

The Sharks did continue to battle, scoring two in the eighth on sacrifice flies from Roberson and Perez. Brian Burgamy and Lloyd Turner each had their only hits of the game in that inning, extending their hitting streaks to six games a piece.

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