Riversharks fall in the first-half finale at home against the Blue Crabs

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: July 11th, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST

Camden – The Camden Riversharks have gone into the All-Star with a loss.

The Riversharks are 23-40 going into the break. The team returns from the break to play on Friday at the Somerset Patriots for a weekend series.

The Riversharks lost to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, 5-1, last night at Campbell’s Field.

Camden Riversharks

Camden Riversharks

The Riversharks are 3-3 at home against the Blue Crabs this season. But overall, they are 4-5 against them.

In this weekend’s series, the Blue Crabs took the series with two wins to one.

The team is also 3-7 in Sunday games this season. However, this month, the team is just 2-7.

The Blue Crabs scored in the top of the 7th inning for their fifth run. Ben Harrison singled in Brandon Pinckney for an insurance run in the 7th inning.

In the past 25 games, the Riversharks had previously given up four or fewer runs in 15 of the past 24 games.

Riversharks reliever John Bale, an All-Star selection, allowed the insurance run. Riversharks starter Eddy Camacho gave up four runs in 6 innings.

Camacho received his only loss on the season. He is now 4-1.

His counterpart, Michael Schlact, improved to 4-0 on the season. Schlact went five innings, before being replaced.

Richard Giannotti made it four to one in the 4th inning. He drove in Harrison to improve the Blue Crabs lead to three.

The Riversharks scored their only run in the third inning. Lloyd Turner knocked in Ruddy Yan. The Riversharks’ offense has scored four or fewer runs in 9 of the last 10 games.

The Blue Crabs jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Tanner Townsend had a two-run double to increase the lead to 3-0 after knocking in Brian Barton and Harrison.

When Harrison was up to bat, he knocked in Kody Kirkland for the first run.

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