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Sharks Sink Crabs In Extra Innings

June 15, 2008 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Camden Riversharks News Release

CAMDEN, NJ- The Camden Riversharks battled through a four-run deficit, erratic umpiring and extra innings to beat the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Sunday, 5-4.

Camden starter Darren Sack lasted just one inning after allowing four runs in the first, but the Sharks' bullpen rose to the occasion and kept the Crabs scoreless through the next nine innings.

Home plate umpire Steve McMullen was nobody's friend. McMullen ejected Crabs manager Butch Hobson for arguing balls and strikes. The next inning, he ejected Rivershark third baseman Richard Lewis for the same.

Riversharks manager Joe Ferguson was nearly tossed for defending designated hitter Jason Phillips.

Despite the shaky start and on-field turbulence, the Sharks had a strong day. Down 4-1 in the fourth, the team rallied to tie. Outfielder Josh Rabe doubled and scored on a Phillips double two batters later. Phillips scored on a single by first baseman Ron Davenport. Second baseman Gabe Suarez singled Davenport in to make it 4-4.

The Sharks broke the tie in the tenth on a single to center by shortstop Gary Cates. Davenport scored the final run.

Closer Alec Zumwalt collects the win for the Sharks after throwing 1.1 innings with two strikeouts. Jason Pearson, one of six pitchers used by the Crabs, collects the loss.

The Riversharks welcome the Somerset Patriots to town tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. Mondays are Karaoke Mondays at Campbell's Field. This week's theme: One Hit Wonders! Tickets are available online at or by calling 1-866-SHARKS-9.

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