Kevin Reese threw five and two thirds innings of shutout baseball, and the 'Sharks offense got clutch hits from Paddy Matera and Eduardo Perez in tonight's 5-0 victory over the Somerset Patriots.
Reese, who has not allowed a run in his last two starts, steps into a more prominent role in the pitching rotation thanks to the recent departure of righty Ricky Brooks, who was picked up by the Colorado Rockies yesterday.
The Riversharks started the scoring early when a Pedro Feliz double in the first scored Perez to make it 1-0. Perez launched a two run homer in the third to extend the lead to 3-0, and Matera's two RBI single in the ninth was the nail in Somerset's coffin.
The bullpen combo of Leo Rosales, Spencer Steedley and Zach Hammes allowed no runs and only one hit in three and a third innings of relief.