South Jersey Baseball:
Thursday, September 16, 2004
By Don Delaney
The Camden Riversharks completed the four-game sweep of the Pennsylvania Road Warriors on Thursday night at Campbell’s Field with a decisive 12-2 victory. The win improved the Riversharks magic number to two games over the Somerset Patriots, who were trailing the Nashua Pride when the Riversharks game went final.
The Riversharks offense jumped all over the Road Warriors early as they scored at least two runs in the first four innings to grab a 9-0 lead. The offense backed the pitching performance of Ben Simon as he won his sixth decision of the year after allowing two runs and five hits in six innings of work.
Brad Strauss led the Riversharks with a pair of run-scoring triples as he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI. Travis Anderson also had two hits for the Riversharks offense that finish the game with 10 hits.
Juan Figerora was tagged with the loss as he lasted just 2.1 innings and hallowed six runs and four hits, while walking four batters.
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.