Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Two Out Ducks Rally Dooms 'Sharks

The Camden Riversharks give up two runs in the top of the ninth in a 6-5 loss to the Long Island Ducks Tuesday night at Campbell’s Field. 

The Ducks (21-10) started this one the way they left off in game one, putting a three spot on the board in the top of the first. The first two batters of the game reached and Brandon Sing hit one off the wall in center to score both. Sing would come around to score on a single from Ray Navarrete to make the game 3-0 before the Sharks (13-18) would even bat. 

After the rough first, Camden starter Sean Jarrett settled down, allowing just two more hits over the next four innings. The only thing that could calm him down was the rain. A one-hour rain delay came after the fifth inning, forcing Jarrett out of the ball game. 

Not before the Sharks got him the lead though. Brian Burgamy and Jake Eigsti got on board for Eduardo Perez, who snuck one over the wall in right to tie the game at 3-3. Lloyd Turner singled home Scott Knazek to give the sharks the lead, and Burgamy walked in his second plate appearance of the inning to provide some insurance. 

The extra run was washed away immediately after the rain in the sixth. A Naverrete sacrifice fly scored Sing and closed the gap and with two down in the top of the ninth James McOwen hit a two-run double to dead center off John Lujan (1-3). 

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