Camden Riversharks defeat Chapmanville Builders 7-6


Camden Riversharks 7, Chapmanville Builders 6
Game 19

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Riversharks 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 7 ? 9 ? 1 ?
Builders 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 ? 9 ? 0 ?
W: Johnson, W. (4-1)
L: Koufax, S. (0-4)
S: Gagne, E. (6)
HR: C.Fielder(1st), J.Lopez(8th), M.Williams(1st)


27,944 fans were treated to a fine game at Veterans Stadium '78 as only one run separated the combatants at game's end. The Camden Riversharks won by the slimmest of margins, 7 to 6.

Camden took the lead for keeps in the 2nd inning scoring a single run on 3 hits. Al Simmons delivered a single. Javy Lopez stepped up to the plate and he lined a base-hit. Wild Bill Wright then hit a sacrifice fly scoring the run. Walter Johnson(4-1) got help from Eric Gagne who pitched great and earned his 6th save.

Sandy Koufax(0-4) was given the loss. He served up 3 homeruns in his 9 innings. 'I had a little blister on my index finger before the game, but I thought it was nothing.' Johnson said. 'I was lucky I got a win because I couldn't put the ball where I wanted it.'


at Veterans Stadium '78


Camden Riversharks

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
H. Jennings SS 5 0 0 0 .360
   A - R. Yount SS 0 0 0 0 ----
E. Davis CF 5 1 1 0 .200
C. Fielder DH 4 1 2 3 .500
A. Galarraga 1B 4 0 0 0 .000
A. Simmons LF 4 1 1 0 .346
J. Lopez C 4 2 3 1 .247
W. Wright RF 2 0 0 1 .000
M. Williams 3B 4 1 1 2 .118
C. Biggio 2B 3 1 1 0 .254
Totals 35 7 9 7

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
W. Johnson (W, 4-1) 7.2 9 6 6 2 8 0 129 5.75
L. Smith (H, 3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9.00
E. Gagne (S, 6) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00
Totals 9 9 6 6 2 8 0

Chapmanville Builders

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
B. Giles DH 5 0 0 0 .214
J. Robinson 2B 5 0 0 0 .255
L. Gehrig 1B 3 1 1 0 .290
J. Foxx 3B 4 1 1 1 .355
L. Walker RF 4 2 2 0 .244
M. Ott LF 3 2 1 1 .143
C. Torriente CF 4 0 3 2 .400
R. Petrocelli SS 4 0 0 1 .220
J. Torre C 4 0 1 1 .175
Totals 36 6 9 6

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
S. Koufax (L, 0-4) 9 9 7 7 1 8 3 151 8.91
Totals 9 9 7 7 1 8 3


A-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Jennings In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 27,944
T- 2:47
LEFT ON BASE- Riversharks: 4 Builders: 5
DOUBLE PLAYS- Riversharks: 1 Builders: 0
ERRORS- A.Galarraga
DOUBLES- C.Fielder(1st), L.Walker(3rd), M.Ott(2nd)
TRIPLES- L.Gehrig(2nd)
HOME RUNS- C.Fielder(1st), J.Lopez(8th), M.Williams(1st)
SACRIFICE FLIES- W.Wright
WALKS- W.Wright, L.Gehrig, M.Ott
HIT BY PITCH- C.Biggio
STRIKE OUTS- H.Jennings, E.Davis-2, A.Galarraga, W.Wright, M.Williams-2,
C.Biggio, J.Robinson, L.Gehrig-2, J.Foxx-2, M.Ott, R.Petrocelli,
J.Torre
GIDP- L.Walker










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