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Riversharks shut out Patriots 5-0

April 24, 2009 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Somerset Patriots News Release


Bridgewater, NJ - The Camden Riversharks shut out the Somerset Patriots 5-0 at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening.

The Riversharks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Third baseman Brian Burgamy tripled and scored on a groundout.

Camden extended the lead with two runs in the top of the sixth inning. First baseman Brett Bonvechio singled and Burgamy drew a walk to put runners on first and second. Left fielder Wayne Lydon singled home Bonvechio and advanced Burgamy to third. Shortstop Kyle Haines then hit a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 advantage.

The Riversharks added two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Second baseman Michael Abernathy hit a solo home run (1) to left field. Right fielder Val Majewski singled and later scored on an RBI single by Burgamy to take a 5-0 lead.

Camden starter Ryan Drese (1-0) picked up the win, allowing four hits over five scoreless innings. Patriots starter Kip Bouknight (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing an earned run on four hits in five innings pitched.

Patriots reliever Scott VanEs worked two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in his professional debut.

The 2009 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue with a 7:05 pm game on Saturday, April 25th against the Camden Riversharks at TD Bank Ballpark. All fans in attendance will receive Schedule Magnets courtesy of The Driving Center. For tickets, stop by the Patriots Ticket Office located at the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.


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