Thursday, August 23, 2012

'Sharks Come Up Big In Extras, Matera Injures His MCL In Walkoff Win

Brian Burgamy's RBI single in the bottom of the tenth scored Chris Walker and gave the 'Sharks their second extra inning walk-off victory over the Somerset Patriots in three days.

Burgamy was the hero of Tuesday night's game also, when his tenth inning home run sealed the win for Camden. He went 2 for 5 tonight with 2 RBI.

Bryan Corey got the start for the Riversharks, looking to rebound from his dismal four runs on eight hits, four and a third inning start against York on August 18th. Corey pitched well through six innings tonight, surrendering a single run on just four hits. He struck out three.

The 'Sharks scored a run in the first off Somerset's Justin Cassel, and again it was Burgamy providing the spark, doubling in Chris Walker for a 1-0 lead. The Pats tied it up in the fourth when a Colin Curtis sac fly scored Joe Holden.

Corey's exit after six gave way to the 'Sharks bullpen, and the Patriots took the lead in the seventh when a wild pitch from reliever Josh Walter got away from Raul Padron.

But a remarkable two out, ninth inning rally, capped by an RBI single from Steve Doetsch that tied the game, sent us to extras.

Scary moment for Camden: Paddy Matera was injured running hard into third base after Doetsch's hit, and had to be basically carried off the field by Ron Karovice and trainer Jason Kopec. It appears he either seriously sprained or perhaps might've broken his ankle, he was in obvious pain on his way off the field and into the locker room.

The 'Sharks, energized by their ninth inning success, wasted little time in the tenth. Chris Walker drew a leadoff walk, and Delwyn Young laid down a great bunt to get him into scoring position. Burgamy absolutely smoked a ball to the wall in right center, Walker scored, and Burgamy was mobbed by everyone in the dugout between first and second. 'Sharks win a thriller, 3-2 in ten innings.

UPDATE: According to 'Sharks GM Adam Lorber, Paddy injured his MCL going hard into third. That's a season ender, and possibly surgery. Get well soon, Paddy!


  1. I wish you all the best Paddy Matera come back soon Camden definately needs you.

  2. Any news on Paddy Matera's injury???

  3. yo paddy how come you left newark?

  4. Paddy Matera hope you feel better. What's the status of your injury

  5. Hey Paddy sorry to hear about your injury. I hope you get better.

  6. Paddy Matera one of the nicest players Newark Bears ever had. He always stop and said hi to the kids and always signed my sons balls and gave him autographs. Paddy we wish you the best of luck with your recovery and hope you come back to Newark.