RIVERSHARKS CLINCH SERIES WITH 5-3 WIN OVER PATRIOTS

Camden, NJ – The Camden Riversharks (15-21, 43-63) defeated the Somerset Patriots (20-16, 70-36) 5-3 Sunday afternoon at Campbell’s Field. This was the final meeting of the 2015 Turnpike Series as the Patriots won the season series over the Riversharks 15-9.aug16FINAL

In the bottom of the second inning third baseman Joel Guzman hammered a home run (8) to give Camden a 1-0 advantage.

Center fielder Jose Garcia drew a bases loaded walk in the top of the fourth inning to even the contest at 1-1.

Camden scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to grab a 5-1 lead. Center fielder Michael Rockett laced a RBI single, right fielder Carlos Guzman pounded a RBI double, and Joel Guzman launched a two run home run (9).

The Patriots cut the deficit in half in the top of the seventh as right fielder Michael Burgess hit a RBI groundout and third baseman David Vidal scored via a wild pitch as the score became 5-3.

Wes Torrez earned the win (5-5) tossing 5.1 innings while allowing one run on three hits. Will Oliver suffered the loss (1-1) going six innings while allowing five runs on seven hits. Matt Gorgen notched his 24th save of the year.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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