South Jersey Baseball:
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
By Don Delaney
The Camden Riversharks swept a doubleheader from the Pennsylvania Road Warriors on Tuesday afternoon to take a 1.5 lead over the Somerset Patriots heading into Tuesday night’s Atlantic League action. The Riversharks, who started the day a half game up on Somerset, won the first game 4-1 and took the second, 6-0.
In the first game, Lincoln Mikkelsen earned his Atlantic League-leading 12th victory of the season as he allowed four hits and one earned run in six innings of work.
The Riversharks were able to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as they scored on a throwing error by catcher Greg Schmidt and a wild pitch by Pennsylvania starter Dan Mozingo.
Camden extended its lead to 4-0 in the third inning on RBI-singles from Tony Rodriguez and Quincy Foster. Joe Strong pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning for his 14th save of the season.
The Riversharks once again jumped all over starter Amaury Sanchez in the second game as they built an early 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first inning. Dwight Maness’ two-run, two-out single scored Troy Cameron and Ryan Jones.
From there, Camden starter Kevin Dougherty turned in a strong pitching performance in his first start since joining the Riversharks following the conclusion of the Reading Phillies season. Dougherty earned the win as the lefthander allowed just two hits and no runs in five innings of work.
The Riversharks will continue their four-game series against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors on Wednesday afternoon at Campbell’s Field. First pitch is scheduled for 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.