Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sugar Land gets back on winning track with 4-3 win over Camden

Swatson shows his excitement after the
Sugar Land Skeeters down Camden.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (August 17, 2014) The Sugar Land Skeeters got back on the winning track, downing the Camden Riversharks by the score of 4-3 in the third game of their current six-game home series in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land at Constellation Field on Sunday, afternoon, August 17, 2014.

They are now 1-2 in their current home series with three more games, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, against the Riversharks.

With the win, the Skeeters raised their second half record to 21-17 and their overall season record to 59-48.

Camden got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning when first baseman Jose Julio-Ruiz singles and sent left fielder Yasser Gomez home from third base.

The Skeeters took the lead in the bottom of the second inning when right fielder Neil Medchill connected for a two run home over the right-center field fence.

The home run, his fourth of the season, also scored catcher Todd Jennings, who had singled in his previous at bat. In 50 games this season, Medchill has 13 RBI.

The Riversharks came back to tie the score in the sixth inning when designated hotter Brain Van Kick connected for a home run down the left field line.

A single by first baseman Travis Scott in the sixth inning drove in left field Ryan Langerhans, from third base, to enable the Skeeters to regain the lead.

The Riversharks came right back and scored another run on two error by Skeeter pitcher Gary Majewski and shortstop Bridger Hunt to tie the score at three-all.

Sugar Land secured the victory when Hunt singled on his first pitch and scored Travis Scott from third base.

The Skeeters and Riversharks next game will be Monday with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

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