The ball was jumping out of Campbell’s field as the Camden Riversharks dropped the rubber match of their three game series, 13-8, to the Bridgeport Bluefish on Saturday night.
The Atlantic League leading Bluefish (12-5) wasted no time getting their offense going, scoring four runs before Camden (7-10) starter Sean Jarrett (2-2) even recorded an out. Jarrett went three innings allowing eight runs on nine hits.
The big blow came off the bat of Colin DeLome, who crushed a three-run homerun over the scoreboard in right-center. It was one of five homeruns between the two teams on the day; all of which went to right field.
The Riversharks got one back in the bottom of the inning when Bill Rice led off with a triple and Lloyd Turner followed him up with an RBI single. The scoring madness ensued as the ‘Fish carried a 9-2 lead into the bottom of the fourth.
That was when the Riversharks bats came alive. Back-to-back homeruns from Drew Macias and Brian Burgamy helped the Sharks put up a five-spot and pull within two. Jake Eigsti would add a home run of his own in the fifth to pull the Sharks within one, but that would be as close as the Sharks would get.
The Bridgeport bullpen put up nothing but zeros in the final three innings, preserving the win for Tobi Stoner (1-1). The Bluefish starter picked up his first win of the season despite allowing eight runs on 12 hits in five innings.
The Riversharks had a chance to get out of the Liberty Division cellar with a win thanks to a loss for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, but they came up short in front of the sell-out crowd at Campbell’s Field.