Saturday, August 4, 2012

These Guys Again?

CAMDEN, New Jersey – Gary Majewski produced back-to-back saves for the Skeeters to help Jason Lane clinch his fourth win of the second half in the Skeeters 6-3 win in game two Saturday afternoon at Campbell’s Field.

The Skeeters scored first for the second night in a row, and they did it in a big way in the third inning off starter Mike McGuire (5-7). With one out and two on thanks to an Iggy Suarez walk and Amadeo Zazueta single, Dominic Ramos plated the first run with an RBI double. Ofilio Castro brought in the second run with a groundout to second, and Bubba Bell and Josh Pressley each picked up an RBI on back-to-back doubles of their own to make the score 4-0.

Jason Lane (4-2) started the ballgame for the Skeeters and pitched with heathy numbers through the first four innings. Again, the lefty had a scoreless streak of 11 straight before the first run was scored off him in the fifth. Paddy Matera reached on a single and came home on an RBI single from Chris Walker to cut the lead down to three, 4-1.

In the sixth, Lane left the game after giving up two more runs. Brian Burgamy started the inning with a single and was quickly brought home by a Pedro Feliz RBI double to halve the lead, 4-2. One batter later, Raul Padron plated Feliz from second with an RBI single to make it a one-run game, 4-3. Saul Rivera entered the game to finish the side retiring the first two batters he faced and five of the six he saw in his inning and two-thirds.

Roberto Giron made his second appearance of the series and retired the side in the eighth after facing just four batters paving the way for Gary Majewski in the ninth. However, the Skeeters cushioned the lead with two runs in the top-half of the inning. Zazueta knocked his first triple of the season with one out into left-center field to get in scoring position early. Ramos hit an infield single to first that kept Zazueta at third for the time being, but in the next at-bat, Castro brought him in with a single into left. With the score 5-3, Bell placed one more on the board with an RBI single into right to put the finishing touches on the Skeeters second win in a row over the Riversharks, 6-3.

Majewski (17, SV) went three-up three-down in the bottom of the ninth ending the game on a strikeout to leadoff man Chris Walker.

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