Saturday, May 19, 2012
Seriously, Let Burgamy Pitch.
The Camden Riversharks blow a six run lead in their 11-6 loss to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Friday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Brian Burgamy started the scoring early for the Riversharks (8-13) with a grand slam before an out was even recorded in the top of the first. Paddy Matera led off the second with a solo shot, followed by back-to-back doubles from Scott Knazek and Billy Rice expanded the lead to 6-0.
That was it for the scoring for the Sharks. Dan Reichart (1-0) settled down to face the minimum over the next three innings and give the Blue Crabs (10-11) five innings allowing the six runs on six hits.
That provided Southern Maryland a chance to fight back. They opened the scoring in the bottom of the second. Christian Lopez and Jeremy Owens knocked back-to-back run-scoring singles to get Southern Maryland on the board. Riversharks starter Sean Jarrett (2-3) allowed another run to score on an RBI fielder’s choice from Ching-Lung Hu.
Jarrett’s struggles continued in the second inning. Matt Padgett delivered a double with the bases loaded, scoring three runs and tying the game at six. The Blue Crabs third baseman finished the game with a season high five runs batted in. That knocked Jarrett out of the game after 2.1 innings. He let in eight runs on seven hits. Later in the third inning, Southern Maryland took the lead on a Jeremy Owens double off reliever Blake King.
The Southern Maryland bullpen would hold Camden scoreless the rest of the game and hand the Riversharks their second straight loss. The Blue Crabs have now won four straight.