Sunday, September 9, 2012

King Rocks, 'Sharks Roll

(Camden, N.J. – September 9, 2012) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (26-28, 57-67), fell against the Camden Riversharks (24-31, 58-66) at Campbell’s Field on Sunday by a score of 5-4. Bridgeport is 10-8 against Camden this season and trails Southern Maryland by five games in the Liberty Division standings.

Bridgeport scored one run in the fifth inning, two more in the sixth frame, and one in the eighth inning. Luis Figueroa drove in two runs in successive innings on singles and reached base twice. James Simmons hit a solo homer to rightcenter in the eighth, scored three times on the day while reaching base three times. It was the outfielders’ thirteenth homer of the season. Joey Gathright earned a two hit day and Brad Boyer reached base twice on a single and a walk. Eddie Rogers contributed the only other single on Sunday. Willis Otanez’ fourteen game on-base streak came to an end with an 0-4 performance at the plate.

Camden pushed across four runs in the third inning and one more in the seventh. Reid Gorecki, Chris Walker, Brian Burgamy, and Alvin Colina drove in the runs for the winning side. Gorecki score twice on Sunday.

Bluefish starter, Paul Oseguera (10-6), suffered the loss as the southpaw surrendered five runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk while fanning seven in seven innings. Kyle Zaleski struck out one batter in a scoreless eighth.

Riversharks starter, Blake King (3-5), earned the victory as the righthanded hurler completed five innings of one run, five hit, two walk, and one strikeout baseball. Four relievers entered and finished the game; Leo Rosales retired the Bluefish batters in order, in the ninth, and notched his fourth save of the year. The bullpen combined for four frames and gave up three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.

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