Sharks v. Barnstormers Game Recap 7/24
POSTED: 7/25/2012 by Jake Levy
Keith Weiser hadn’t gone past the sixth inning this season until tonight. He shut down the Lancaster Barnstormers through 6.1 innings, allowing just one run on three hits in 89 pitches.
The bullpen couldn’t hold on as Camden gives up four runs in the late innings and fall to the Lancaster Barnstormers, 5-4, Tuesday night in the middle game of a three-game set at Campbell’s Field.
Camden (6-5, 40-40) jumped out to an early lead when Raul Padron slammed his fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the first. The three-run shot put Camden up 3-0. A Barnstormers (7-4, 51-29) solo homerun from Kody Kirkland in the third inning was the lone blemish on Weiser in the game.
Jake Eigsti provided some insurance with a two out single up the middle in the sixth, scoring Padron and putting Camden up 4-1.
Weiser struck out the first batter he faced in the seventh before Camden went to the bullpen. Josh Walter entered the game and struck out the first batter he faced, but then ran into trouble. He walked Kirkland and then gave up four straight hits, including a bases loaded, bases clearing, three-run double from Francisco Hernandez to even the game at 4-4.
J.D. Durbin made his second consecutive, and third overall, start against Camden. He got better as the game wore on, shaking off the three-run homer in the first and allowed just two more hits through the next six innings.
He went seven innings, allowing four runs, and gave himself a chance to be the winning pitcher. And the Barnstormers made sure Durbin (6-7) did just that. Two singles in the top of the eighth by Fehlandt Lentini and Tommy Everidge off Sharks reliever Zach Hammes (3-2) put the Barnstormers ahead for good.
Tim Hamulack picked up his league-leading nineteenth save of the season. The win gives Lancaster an 8-7 edge in the season series and evens this series at one game apiece. The rubber match is set for Wednesday at 11:05. It will be Mike McGuire (4-5) for the Sharks and Dwayne Pollok (7-0) going for Lancaster. Pollok has the lowest ERA in the Atlantic League.
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