Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Camden Losing Streak Now At Four

The Camden Riversharks drop four straight games for the first time this season in 3-2 loss to the Long Island Ducks Tuesday night at Campbell’s Field. It was the first of a three game set between the Liberty Division rivals and drops the Sharks six games behind the Ducks.

Long Island (30-21) got on the board first thanks to a solo home run from Ray Navarrete in the first inning off Ricky Brooks (3-1). Brooks allowed three runs on eight hits in seven innings to take the loss.

His quality start was wasted due to the dominant performance from Randy Keisler (4-1). Keisler went seven plus, allowing two runs on six hits. At one point he retired 16 straight hitters.

The Riversharks (24-27) tied it in the second when Pedro Feliz doubled to the wall in left and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly from Steve Doetsch.

James McOwen doubled on the first pitch of the fifth inning and came around to score on a sacrifice fly from Dan Lyons to regain the Long Island lead. McOwen scored again in the seventh off a single from Kraig Binick, part of Binick’s 4-for-5 evening.

Camden got one back in the eighth when Drew Macias started off the inning with a triple and scored on a Doetsch single. That was as close as Camden could get as Jon Meloan delivered a perfect ninth to tie John Lujan atop the saves list with eleven.

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