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Biernbaum Blasts The Sharks Past The Blue Crabs

June 13, 2008 - Atlantic League (AtL)
Camden Riversharks News Release

CAMDEN, NJ- L.J. Biernbaum and the Camden Riversharks welcomed the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to town in grand fashion Friday night. The Crabs dominated until the fifth, when Biernbaum led a comeback charge with a grand slam.

The Blue Crabs scored in each of the first four innings to take a 6-0 lead. The Riversharks' first signs of life came in the bottom of the inning. Biernbaum led off with a double to left. Two batters later, first baseman Ron Davenport smashed his fourth homerun of the season to make it 6-2.

The Blue Crabs scored again in the fifth to take a 7-2 lead, but the Riversharks rallied in the bottom of the inning with a single, a hit-by-pitch, a walk and the slam to make it 7-6.

The Sharks added two more in the seventh on a rally started, again, by Biernbaum. Biernbaum and outfielder Josh Rabe knocked consecutive singles, and catcher Jason Phillips singled in the go-ahead runs to seal the win.

Biernbaum finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs.

Southern Maryland, who entered the day with a league-leading 4.19 team ERA, allowed eight runs on 11 hits. Starter Chris Gale took the hardest hit, giving up six runs on six hits.

The series continues tomorrow at 5:05 p.m. with "Meet the Team Day!" Come on out to meet your favorite Riversharks players before the game. Tickets are available online at or by calling 1-866-SHARKS-9.

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