WP: S. Garrison (2-3), LP: B. Baker (5-5), SV: M. Gorgen (17), TIME: 2:45
(Waldorf, MD. July 18, 2015) – A night after banging
out 17 hits, Southern Maryland was held to just two runs, falling to Camden by
the final of 3-2.
One of the big stories of the game was RHP Brian Baker who
went 6.1 innings for the Blue Crabs, and took a no hitter into the seventh
inning. That’s when Camden cashed in scoring all three of their
runs. Daniel Rockett started the rally, reaching base on an error by the
first baseman Daryle Ward. Daniel then stole second and took third on a
pass ball. Norberto Susini walked to put runners at first and
third. The next hitter Evan Crawford stood in and lashed a single to
right field to score Rockett and tie the game at one. That was all for
Brian Baker, as manager Stan Cliburn took the baseball, and called Trey Barham
out of the bullpen. The next hitter, Zach MacPhee singled to right to
load the bases for Brandon Chaves who hit a broken bat flare single out to
shallow center to score Susini to make it 2-1. Michael Rockett then
reached base on the error by shortstop Casey Frawley, allowing Crawford to
score to make a 3-1 Camden lead.
Southern Maryland tried to play comeback though in the
bottom of the eighth, and scored a run. With two runners on base, Gustavo
Molina lined a single out to left center, allowing Fred Lewis to score to make
it 3-2. In the bottom of the ninth though, Matt Gorgen, who was fourth in
the Atlantic League in saves picked up his 17th of the year as he
set the Blue Crabs down in order 1-2-3 to give Camden the 3-2 victory.
Jovan Rosa contributed the only other run for Southern
Maryland driving in Daryle Ward with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the
second. While Southern Maryland out hit Camden by a 6-3 mark, they left
six runners on base in opportune times. Steve Garrison pitched
beautifully for Camden, going seven innings, allowing a run, on four hits, and
striking out five.
With the win, Camden breaks the Blue Crabs four game winning
streak against the Riversharks. The rubber match of the series will take
place tomorrow afternoon. The first pitch is set for 2:05 P.M. RHP
Wes Torrez (4-3, 5.11) will throw for Camden, while Southern Maryland will send
RHP Brian Grening (3-5, 4.85) to the hill.