Friday, May 4, 2012


The Riversharks (4-4) suffered a 13-2 loss Friday night in the home opener at Bethpage Ballpark against the Long Island Ducks (4-4). 

Keith Weiser (0-1) took the loss giving up four runs on five hits, walking one and fanning three in five and one-third innings. 

Bob Zimmerman (1-0) was awarded the victory pitching seven innings allowing one run on four hits and striking out seven. 

The Ducks got on the board first when Brandon Sing hit a solo home run to center field in the first. Felix Pie tied the game with a solo blast of his own in the sixth. 

Long Island answered with an 11-run inning off Weiser and Camden reliever Joe D’Alessandro in the bottom of the sixth. D’Alessandro gave up seven runs, three walks and four hits including a two-run double by Lew Ford. Bryant Nelson hit a grand slam off of Mike Mehlich who subbed for D’Alessandro which was the highlight of the Ducks scoring. 

Long Island added one more run in the eighth and Brian Burgamy hit a single to left field in the ninth giving the Riversharks their second and final run. 

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