Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All Good Things...

...must come to an end. It's been a great run here at blogspot, but the Riversharks' new official blog resides here. Come check us out!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


The Riversharks FINALLY broke their five-game losing streak on Thursday night, and in convincing fashion too. They routed Somerset 9-0, scoring their second-biggest margin of victory of the year. Junior Spivey hit a grand salami in the first inning, and the 'sharks never looked back. Click here for the full game recap.

The 'sharks now travel to Long Island, for a weekend series against the Ducks. Long Island is currently 11-8, a half-game behind Liberty Division-leading Southern Maryland. Friday's game will be the first meeting of the year between the 'sharks and the Ducks. Probables for the boys from Camden...

FRIDAY: Dewon Brazelton (1-0, 1.50 ERA)
SATURDAY: Tom Davey (2-0, 1.00 ERA)
SUNDAY: Ryan Drese (1-3, 2.21 ERA)

Not a bad trio to send out there...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tough Road Trip

The 'sharks got swept by the Lancaster Barnstormers over the weekend, in a series we might as well just forget. The three losses dropped us to 9-7 overall, and a game behind Long Island in the Liberty Division. Click here for the complete Atlantic League standings.

But, again, there's no point in dwelling on the past. Better to move on, and move on we will, as the 'sharks start a three-game home series against the Somerset Patriots, at Campbell's Field tonight. Somerset is 7-8 on the season, three games behind league-best Newark in the Freedom Division. The 'sharks are 3-1 so far this year against the hated Patriots, winning the final three of a four-game set in Somerset back on the season's opening weekend. Here are the three scheduled pitching matchups for the series (Riversharks' pitcher listed first):

TUESDAY: Ryan Drese (1-2, 1.35 ERA) vs. Jim Magrane (0-0, 3.06 ERA)
WEDNESDAY: Brian Lawrence (2-0, 0.45 ERA) vs. Kip Bouknight (1-1, 2.30 ERA)
THURSDAY: Nate Bump (2-1, 3.32 ERA) vs. Brian Adams (2-1, 3.38 ERA)

As usual,the Riversharks will have the numbers advantage heading into each pitching matchup. The 'sharks have fallen to second in the Atlantic League in team ERA (3.01), but that's been through no fault of their original five-man rotation. Lawrence, Drese, Bump, Brazelton, and Davey have a combined ERA of 1.32, which is far below the league average. Lawrence leads the league in ERA and innings pitched, and he'll try to improve his record to 3-0, and the Riversharks' to 10-7, tonight.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

5 Runs Wins It Again, But...

For the sixth time in the past 8 days, the winning team in a Riversharks game scored 5 runs. This time, though, the final wasn't 5-2, and the 'sharks didn't win. The Lancaster Barnstormers knocked off the 'sharks 5-1 yesterday at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, on the strength of a four-run seventh inning. Click here for the full story.

The 'sharks get another crack at the Barnstormers tonight at 6:30 PM. Tune in here for the live broadcast.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Road Trip

The 'sharks take to the road tonight, as they start a three-game set with the Lancaster Barnstormers. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 PM.

If you're not able to get out to Lancaster, tune in to our online broadcast by clicking on this link. Pregame coverage should begin at roughly 6:45.

5-2 Again!

The good news: the Riversharks picked up their fourth win in the past five games on Thursday afternoon, beating Bridgeport to improve to a league-best 9-4.

The weird news: it was the fourth time in the first six Riversharks home games that a game finished with a 5-2 final! Last Friday, Southern Maryland beat us 5-2, and then the 'sharks returned the favor, with a 5-2 victory on Saturday. They started the series against Bridgeport with another 5-2 win, and then broke the streak last night, with a 5-1 win (note that the winning team did still score 5 runs), and a 6-4 loss. But today, they were right back at it, managing to hold the Bluefish to 2 runs (despite their 11 hits), and scoring 5 of their own. So the final scores at Campbell's Field so far this year (with winning team listed first):

5-2 Southern Maryland
5-2 Camden
5-2 Camden
5-1 Camden
6-4 Bridgeport
5-2 Camden

We here at Riversharks Central, at least, find that pretty interesting.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Catching Up

The Riversharks and Bluefish managed to play both parts of a doubleheader on Wednesday night, though the second game was cut short by rain.

The 'sharks took game 1, 5-1, and fell 6-4 in the finale. Click here for the game stories.

We'll be back at it early today, with the first pitch in the series finale scheduled for 11:05 AM at Campbell's Field. Come on by, or tune in at this link to hear Matt Tymann on the call.

Let's Go Sharks!