South Jersey Baseball:
Sunday, September 12, 2004
By Don Delaney
The Riversharks proved that the final week of the season is going to lead to an interesting race for the South Division title. The Riversharks scored four runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh as they knocked off the Nashua Pride, 6-2, on Sunday afternoon at Campbell’s Field.
The Riversharks received a strong pitching performance for the third straight game as Brett Laxton scattered eight hits, allowed just two runs and struck out two batters in seven innings of work. Laxton won his fifth straight decision as he moved to 7-8 on the year.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Riversharks were finally able to solve Nashua starter Denny Harriger. Camden used a two-out, two-run single by Ryan Jones and a two-out, two-run triple by Chris Widger to account for the runs.
A pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh gave the Riversharks the insurance runs they would need to pull away in the game. The Riversharks then turned the ball over to Todd Rizzo, who recorded all three outs in the eighth inning.
Camden closer Joe Strong then came in and closed out the Pride in the ninth inning.
Harriger fell to 3-3 on the year as he was charged with the loss after allowing five runs and six hits in six innings of work.
Quincy Foster led the Riversharks offense with a 2-for-4 performance and a pair of runs scored.
The Riversharks will return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 14 when they play a doubleheader against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors at Campbell’s Field beginning at noon. 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.