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South Jersey Baseball:
Riversharks Fall to Bridgeport with Two Late Runs

Thursday, August 12, 2004

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

So far during the second half of their season, the Riversharks has been hovering around the five hundred mark in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball South division. After splitting their first 2 games against the division leaders of the North division, Bridgeport Bluefish battled back twice against the Sharks to pull out the 7-6 victory. A ninth inning run scored by Angel Espada gave the Bluefish the win.

Bridgeport had plenty of chances early on to build on their 1-0 lead. The Bluefish finished the game with 14 runners left on base but were able to push across the one that counted. Camden would tie this game in the bottom of the third and then go ahead by two runs in the next inning. But three runs during their top half of the sixth inning put Bridgeport back ahead by one.

The Riversharks would regain the lead scoring twice in the bottom half of the sixth inning giving them a 6-5 advantage. Even with all of the rain delays, totalling just under three and a half hours, the Bluefish would pull things together to score single runs in the seventh and ninth innings to defeat the Sharks.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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