Camden, NJ – The Camden Riversharks (13-21, 41-63) defeated the Somerset Patriots (20-14, 70-34) 5-4 in 11 innings via walk-off fashion Friday evening at Campbell’s Field. Left fielder Evan Crawford slapped the game winning RBI single.
In the top of the first inning catcher Adam Donachie poked a RBI single to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.
Designated hitter Mat Gamel crushed a home run (7) in the top of the second inning to expand the Patriots lead to 2-0.
The Riversharks cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the third inning as center fielder Michael Rockett tallied a RBI sacrifice fly making the score 2-1.
Shortstop Robert Andino recorded a RBI sacrifice fly in the ensuing half inning as the Patriots took a 3-1 lead.
Camden grabbed a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning as second baseman Paddy Matera laced a two RBI double while first baseman Ryan Strieby smacked a RBI double.
Andino ripped a game tying RBI double in the top of the sixth inning to even the score at 4-4.
This was Somerset’s first loss at Campbell’s Field this season in 10 tries.
Jeff Singer earned the win (1-0) in relief. Anthony Collazo suffered the loss (3-2) in relief.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks on Monday, August 17th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.