Wednesday, May 30, 2012

L.I. Ducks ~ Riversharks Bite Ducks in Ninth

From the desk of:   THE WEBBED SPIKES NINE

LONG ISLAND DUCKS:  After a Marvelous Pitcher's Duel, Camden Riversharks Serve Up Last Licks on Ducks.

For six innings, Long Island's starter, Gustavo Chacin, and Camden's Kevin Reese, engaged in a fine pitcher's duel at Campbell's Field.

Gustavo pitched through the seventh, surrendering only three hits, and striking out five, while walking two.  Kevin Reese was relieved after six.  But he similarly only allowed four hits, walked one, and struck out three.  Then Camden's bullpen took over.

Through seven innings, Kraig Binick was 2 for 4, and was the only Ducks player with multiple hits.  Brandon Sing, Matt Esquivel, and Ray Navarrete, had the other three Long Island hits.

After the Ducks failed to score in the top of the eighth, Coach Baez opted to turn the game over to his bullpen.  He summoned Jason Monti, who promptly sat down the Riversharks in order.  The Ducks were likewise set down in order in the top of the ninth.

Jason Monti went out to the hill for his second inning of work.  Suffice to say, after a lead off double, an intentional walk, and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases, Monti was in trouble.  A sac-fly to right later, and this game went final.  Ducks lose on Camden's last licks.

So, after winning the first two games of the series, Camden gets one back.  Thursday will be the fourth and final game of this series.  The Riversharks will be looking for a split.


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