South Jersey Baseball:
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
By Don Delaney
With the ability to go out and put pressure on the teams chasing them in the Atlantic League South Division, the Camden Riversharks won, 8-3, their fourth-straight game on Wednesday afternoon at Campbell’s Field.
Jim Bullinger turned his best pitching performance of the season as he remained unbeaten at 3-0. The former Chicago Cubs starter allowed just one hit in seven innings of work and struck out six Pennsylvania batters. Along with the base hit to Melvin Falu in the seventh inning, which broke up Bullinger’s bid for a no hitter, the right hander allowed just one other base runner, a walk Gamalier Santana in the fourth inning.
The Riversharks cashed in on four walks by Pennsylvania starter Esibel Benitez as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead after three innings. The Riversharks then put the game away in the sixth inning when Pennsylvania catcher Adam Capodieci attempted to throw out Quincy Foster at third base, but his throw went into left field, allowing Foster and Brad Strauss to score and push the lead to 5-0.
Tony Rodriguez would finish the scoring for the Riversharks in the bottom of the seventh inning when he hit a two-run home run, his fifth of the year.
The Road Warriors would plate all three of their runs in the top of the eighth inning against Camden reliever Marty Janzen.
The Riversharks will conclude their four-game series against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors on Thursday night at Campbell’s Field. It will be fan appreciation night at the ballpark with special discounts for all fans in attendance. Game time scheduled for 6:35 p.m. 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.