Felix Pie extends his hitting streak to ten games with a three-for-four night, including a three-run double, to help the Camden Riversharks snap their three-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers Monday night.
The Riversharks (5-6) wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, with a two-run double from Brian Burgamy in the top of the first to grab the early lead. Lloyd Turner would then make it 3-0 with a solo homerun in the third.
The Barnstormers (5-6) would use the long ball to strike back in the bottom of the frame, with solo shots from Emerson Frostad and Terry Tiffee off Riversharks starter Sean Jarrett (2-1). Jarrett went six plus innings allowing four earned runs on seven hits while striking out three to pick up the win.
Camden responded with four runs in the top of the fourth, capped by Pie’s three-run double, to open a 7-2 lead off Lancaster’s J.D. Durbin (0-1). Durbin allowed seven runs, although only three were earned, on nine hits through six innings.
Lancaster tried to claw their way back with a run in the fifth and threatened in the seventh, with Jarrett allowing the first two batters to reach base.
But Mariano Gomez came out of the bullpen, making his first appearance for the ‘Sharks this season, to limit the damage; allowing just one to cross, keeping Camden ahead 7-4.
Jason Bergman made quick work of the Barnstormers in the eighth, striking out the side in order. Bergman now has eleven strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work this season.
Riversharks skipper Jeff Scott called on John Lujan in the ninth, who loaded the bases to put the game-winning run at the plate. But Lujan was able to get Tiffee to ground out to second to secure the win. It was the first save by a Riversharks pitcher this season.