The Camden Riversharks were able to hold off a late comeback attempt by the York Revolution to secure an 8-7 victory in the opener of a four-game series at Campbell's Field.
York's late efforts began in the seventh inning. Trailing 8-2, the Revs were able to score four runs in the frame. The highlight was a two-run double by Johan Limonta. The four runs plated were the most in an inning by York since May 8.
Steve Proscia was able to drive home a run in the top of the ninth with a one-out single, but the Riversharks then slammed the door on the comeback.
York left 14 runners on base in the game. The Riversharks stranded 10.
Limonta finished the game 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Bryan Pounds was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for York.
The Riversharks got things going in the bottom of the second inning when Michael Rockett hit a bases-loaded single with one out to drive in the game's first run. Brandon Chaves struck out in the next at bat for the second out, giving the Revs a great shot at escaping the frame with limited damage.
However, Paddy Matera drove a 2-0 pitch over the fence for a grand slam, putting Camden ahead 5-0 after two innings.
Jose Gil would strike with a two-run homer in the fifth inning, increasing the Riversharks' lead to 7-0. Gil ended his night 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Wes Torrez tossed five innings, scattering six hits while striking out one and allowing no runs to collect the win on the mound for Camden.
Matt Neil took the loss for York. Neil also went five innings, but gave up seven earned runs on nine hits. He also struck out three and walked one.