South Jersey Baseball:
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
By Don Delaney
The Camden Riversharks pulled within a half game of the Newark Bears in the South Division with a 14-5 win over the Bears on Tuesday night at Campbell’s Field.
The Riversharks were able to fight back from a pair of early deficits as they scored eight runs in the fifth inning to pull away with the victory. The Riversharks sent 14 batters to the plate in the fifth as eight different Riversharks crossed home plate.
Lincoln Mikkelsen won his fourth straight decision and improved to 9-3 overall on the year as despite allowing five runs and 10 hits in just five innings of work. Former Riversharks’ reliever Cliff Foster was tagged with the loss as he allowed four earned runs in 1/3 of an inning of work.
Each of the Riversharks starters recorded at least one hit as the team belted out 18 total base knocks. Quincy Foster, Brad Strauss, Ryan Jones and Dwight Maness each had three hits to lead the offensive effort.
The Camden Riversharks will look to move into first place in the South Division tomorrow evening when they look to complete the three-game sweep of the Newark Bears at Campbell’s Field. The starting pitching matchup will feature Jaime Steward for Camden and Chuck Crumpton for Newark. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 866-SHARKS-9 or by visiting the Campbell’s Field ticket office during normal business hours.