Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sharks Squander Early Lead In Loss At York

The Camden Riversharks squandered a four-run first inning in an 8-7 loss to the York Revolution in game one of a three game set Tuesday night at Sovereign Bank Stadium.

The Sharks (18-20) took the early lead thanks to an RBI single from Brian Burgamy with the bases loaded. They remained loaded for Eduardo Perez, who continues his hot hitting with a bases-clearing double.

The Revs (18-19) began to chip away in the second. They got a run on a Chris Nowak lead off home run.

York added two more in the third. Ramon Castro singled home Brandon Haveman and Nowak drove in his second run of the game on a sacrifice fly.

With the Revs within one, Camden added an insurance run in the fourth when Scott Knazek singled home Jake Eigst to extend the lead to 5-3. Scott Grimes took Reese deep in the fifth; Reese allowed two homers on the day despite entering the contest with just three allowed all season.

Reese was pulled after getting through the rest of the frame unscathed. The Riversharks added two more to attempt to preserve Reese’s win in the seventh. Burgamy added two more RBIs with a double to score Chris Walker and Lloyd Turner.

But in the bottom half, York revved up. Andres Perez hit a two-run double before being driven home by a James Shanks triple. Then with the game already tied and two out Danny Gonzalez doubled home Shanks for the eventual game winning run. All of the damage came off Sharks reliever Zach Hammes (1-1). He had given up just two runs in his previous eight appearances.

The loss draws Camden and York even on the season series at two games apiece and for the second time in four days the Riversharks were unable to get back to .500.

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