South Jersey Baseball:
Saturday, August 21, 2004
By Don Delaney
When things are going good, you cash in on your opportunities. The Riversharks turned a Raul Marval error into five unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on their way to a 12-8 win over the Atlantic City Surf on Saturday night at Campbell’s Field.
Troy Cameron’s two-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning proved to be the difference as the Riversharks scored six times to eliminate an early 6-2 deficit.
The Riversharks bullpen proved to be lights outs as they pitched four strong innings in relief of Jim Bullinger, who was making his first start for the Riversharks. Marty Janzen (2IP, 2H, 0R) earned the victory for the Riversharks, who won for the ninth straight game.
Brad Strauss continued his hot homestand as he finished the game with three hits, which included a two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth.
Dwight Maness saved his best performance for late in the game as he ripped a pair of two-run doubles in the seventh and eighth innings.
Kyle Goldwater dropped to 4-1 on the year as he was tagged with the loss for Camden.
The Riversharks will go for the four-game sweep on Sunday afternoon when they meet the Atlantic City Surf at 1:35 p.m. Right-hander Ben Simon will take the ball for the Riversharks against Atlantic City’s Terrell Wade.