South Jersey Baseball:
Thursday, July 29, 2004
By Don Delaney
Camden Riversharks General Manager John Brandt announced today that starter Evan Thomas’ contract was purchased by the Cleveland Indians organization. Thomas, who joined the Riversharks at the start of the season, will report to Cleveland’s Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, NY.
Thomas emerged as one of the most consistent Riversharks starters, posting an 8-1 record to go with a 3.62 ERA. In his 13 appearances, Thomas threw two complete games and put up one shutout, while holding opposing batters to just .238.
“We’re thrilled that Evan is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of pitching in the Major Leagues,” Brandt said. “Although it is tough for the club to lose two of our starters in such a short period of time, [Starter Bryan Ward was picked up by the Seattle Mariners organization on Wednesday] we wish both guys every success in affiliated baseball.”
The Riversharks play game two of a three-game series against the Nashua Pride this evening at Campbell’s Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.