Friday, July 6, 2012

Revs Outslug 'Sharks 7-6

You would think that on a night when two Sharks hit three-run home runs, including a four-hit game from Raul Padron, the team would win, right?
Not on this night. The York Revolution outslugged the Camden Riversharks, 7-6, to earn a split of the two-game series in Camden Friday night at Campbell’s Field.
Brandon Haveman, who shined on offense and defense in this one, led off the game with a solo home run to right. York (36-32) tacked on two more in the inning to jump out 3-0 on Bryan Corey (5-6). Corey went five innings and gave up seven runs on ten hits to take the loss.

But Camden (32-35) responded in the bottom of the frame. After retiring the first two batters he faced, Omar Javier (1-5) had Brian Burgamy in a 1-and-2 count. Burgamy continued to battle and earned a walk to give Pedro Feliz a chance at the dish. Feliz hit a sharp ground ball to third that ate up Kyle Haines, who has now made three errors in six games this season, to extend the inning. Raul Padron made them pay with a three-run shot to left, his first homer of the season, to tie the game.

The Revs regained the lead in the second on a double from Andres Perez, scoring Haveman. It was the second time in as many innings Haveman touched home. He finished the day 3-for-5 and a triple away from the cycle.

York added to their lead in the fifth with a three-run blast from Liu Rodriguez. It was the second home run Corey surrendered in the game, giving him the most home runs allowed in the league to this point in the season.

The offense firepower cooled and Camden was searching for a spark in the seventh. With Blake King on the mound and runners at the corners, a wild pitch squirted through the legs of Alvin Colina. Michael Hernandez, the runner at third, tried to score on the play but Colina pounced on it quickly and delivered a perfect toss to King covering, barely tagging out Hernandez and ending the inning with the Sharks still down four.

Colina made that play even more important in the home half of the frame when he drilled a Deep, with a capital ‘D’, three-run home run to left to make it a one run game.

That, plus four scoreless innings from the Sharks bullpen combo of Blake King, Mariano Gomez and Leo Rosales, put a jolt back into the crowd and it looked as though the Sharks could pull out the victory.
The Sharks hadn’t been set down in order once through the first seven innings but Adam Thomas and Ricardo Gomez pitched perfect innings each to end the game and finish off the Sharks in their final game at Campbell’s Field for the first half.

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