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September 14, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Camden Riversharks produced their highest run total of the season yesterday in an 18-4 Atlantic League win over the Newark Bears. The winners scored nine runs in the seventh inning, sparked by Wayne Lydon's grand slam. Camden's Brian Burgamy drove in three runs with a single and a double.
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September 13, 2002 | THE INQUIRER
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - The Camden Riversharks defeated the Somerset Patriots, 7-3, in the Atlantic League last night. Bryon Gainey's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth as the Riversharks wiped out a 3-1 Somerset lead. Creighton Gubanich hit a two-run single in the seventh to put the game away. Gary Collum, Alex Eckelman and Dwight Maness also drove in runs. Starter Del Matthews (10-9) picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on eight hits and nine strikeouts in seven innings.
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May 1, 2010 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Camden Riversharks' home opener Friday night at Campbell's Field was a success: The fireworks went off on schedule, and the team not only trashed the visiting Newark Bears, they handed them an 11-4 pasting in Atlantic League action. New Hampshire 6, Reading 3 BEDFORD, N.H. - The first-place New Hampshire Fisher Cats continued their winning ways, pounding the Reading Phillies in the Eastern League game. Kyle Drabek went seven innings, giving up two runs for his fourth win against one loss.
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September 11, 2003 | THE INQUIRER
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - The Somerset Patriots defeated Camden, 8-6, last night and pulled into a tie with the Riversharks for the second-half championship of the Atlantic League. The Patriots used the long ball to take an 8-0 lead after three innings. Edgard Clemente ripped a three-run homer in the bottom of the first. Norm Hutchins hit a two-run shot in the second and Luis Lopez belted a solo homer in the third. Camden, the league's first-half champion, responded with solo homers by David Miller, Stoney Briggs and Angel Pena, plus a two-run shot by Francisco Morales.
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September 17, 2007
The Camden Riversharks finished the Atlantic League regular season yesterday with a 4-2 loss to host Somerset, the same team they'll be facing tomorrow when the league's playoffs begin. The Riversharks, winners of the first half in the Southern Division, will play at Somerset at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Game 1 of the best-of-three series. Camden will then host Game 2 on Wednesday and, if necessary, Game 3 on Thursday. Both games will begin at 7. In yesterday's loss, L.J. Biernbaum knocked in both runs and Matt Demarco had a pair of hits and scored once as the Riversharks dropped to 28-35 in the second half.
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September 14, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Strong pitching led Camden to a doubleheader sweep of Atlantic City yesterday in the Atlantic League. Bryan Ward struck out seven batters in seven innings as the Riversharks beat the Surf, 6-2, in the first game. Four pitchers combined for a 5-1 win in the second game. Ward (5-1), a Rancocas Valley High graduate, didn't walk a batter in the complete-game performance. Camden's Brad Strauss, a graduate of Haddon Township High, went 4 for 4 with a triple, two RBIs, and two runs scored.
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September 7, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Gary Johnson's sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Atlantic City Surf a 4-3 victory over the Newark Bears last night in the Atlantic League. With the win, the Surf pulled to just one game behind Camden in the race for the second-half South Division pennant. Starter Ryan Schurman got the win for the Surf. He allowed five hits and three runs while striking out eight and walking three in seven innings. Fernando Desgue gained his second save of the season by retiring the Bears in the ninth.
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June 19, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
OTTAWA, Ontario - Dane Sardinha's sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning scored Jack Hannahan with the deciding run last night as the Toledo Mud Hens posted an 11-8 victory over the Ottawa Lynx in the International League. Toledo jumped to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, highlighted by Mike Hessman's two-run homer. Bridgeport 14, Camden 3 Jesse Hoorelbeke hit two home runs for the Bluefish in a lopsided Atlantic League victory over the Riversharks at Campbell's Field.
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September 20, 2004 | THE INQUIRER
The Camden Riversharks closed out the Atlantic League regular season with a 3-1 victory over the Atlantic City Surf, the team they will play for the South Division championship. The Riversharks, who won the second half of the season, will host the Surf, the first-half winners, at 6:35 p.m. tomorrow at Campbell's Field. The best-of-three division playoffs will move to the Sandcastle in Atlantic City at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday and, if necessary, Thursday. In yesterday's win, Quincy Foster hit a solo home run and Rich Barrett contributed three hits for Camden.
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September 12, 2003 | THE INQUIRER
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - The Camden Riversharks defeated the Somerset Patriots, 6-5, in an Atlantic League game last night. The Riversharks, who won the South Division's first half, took a one-game lead for first over the Patriots with three games remaining in the second-half race. The Sharks got a three-run home run from designated hitter Angel Pena in the third and scored three times in the fifth, helped by an RBI double by Dwight Maness. Camden starter Delvis Pacheco picked up the win, giving up three runs - one earned - on five hits in seven innings pitched.
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November 4, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Not long after Camden schoolchildren chose a name for the unaffiliated minor-league team that would occupy a ballpark on the Delaware 15 years ago, a representative of the nearby aquarium informed the Daily News that "there really isn't anything called a river shark. " Now there isn't anything called the Riversharks either. The baseball team's departure for the bright lights of New Britain, Conn., after a singularly unsuccessful local run comes just as Temple University is readying the region's next plunge into big-time public subsidies for small-time sports.
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October 23, 2015
THE INDEPENDENT league Camden Riversharks announced on their website on Wednesday that they were "ceasing operations immediately" after failing to come to an agreement with the Camden County Improvement Authority, a branch of the Camden County government that purchased Campbell's Field, the 15-year-old ballpark, in April for $3.5 million. "We would like to thank our partners and fans for supporting the club for 15 memorable seasons," read the statement on the team's website. "We did everything we could to keep affordable, family entertainment alive and well in Camden.
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October 22, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Camden Riversharks, the independent professional baseball team that has played at the city's waterfront Campbell's Field for 15 years, has ceased all operations, according to a statement from the team. "We would like to thank our partners and fans for supporting the club for 15 memorable seasons," reads the statement posted on the team website Wednesday. "We did everything we could to keep affordable, family entertainment alive and well in Camden. " Representatives from the Riversharks could not be reached, but the statement said the decision stemmed from "an inability" to reach an agreement on lease terms with the ballpark's owner, the Camden County Improvement Authority.
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September 5, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Camden Riversharks, the independent professional baseball team that has played at the city's waterfront Campbell's Field for 15 years, may leave next season, according to sources familiar with the matter. Two people with knowledge of the situation said Camden County officials were working to bring in a team with a major-league affiliation next year. No agreement is in place for the Riversharks to play at Campbell's Field next season. The team and the county are in negotiations.
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January 5, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Other than for college and work purposes, Chris Widger has always remained tied to his hometown of Pennsville. A 1989 Pennsville graduate, Widger spent parts of 10 seasons in the major leagues with six teams and was a member of the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series championship team as a reserve catcher. He would always return to Pennsville during the offseason, and now his newest venture will continue to allow him to stay close to home while being heavily involved in baseball. Widger said that one of the reasons he accepted the position of manager of the Camden Riversharks last month was because of the team's proximity to Pennsville.
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December 11, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chris Widger, the 1989 Pennsville graduate who was a catcher on the Chicago White Sox' 2005 World Series championship team, has been named the new manager of the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League. Widger, who remains a Pennsville resident, served as the Riversharks pitching coach the previous two years. He replaced Ron Karkovice when the Riversharks decided to go in a different direction, according to a team official. "Managing is something I eventually wanted to do, and I feel so fortunate to be able to it 30 minutes from my home," Widger said Tuesday in a phone interview.
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December 15, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN Citing missed payments, a bank that helped finance the development of Campbell's Field, where the Camden Riversharks play, is suing to recover $4.6 million in loans. Santander Bank, a Wilmington-based entity formerly known as Sovereign Bank, filed the suit in federal court in Camden on Dec. 4. The bank is asking for a judgment against CFDA Baseball Property Inc., the Cooper's Ferry Partnership subsidiary that took the loans out to build the stadium. It is asking for the same judgment against Camden Baseball L.L.C., owner of the Riversharks, as the guarantor of the loans.
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May 24, 2013 | Daily News staff
IF MEMORIAL DAY, the unofficial start to Philly's summer, is all about remembering, then why do so many of us forget to plan for the long weekend? No worries if you haven't made a single reservation, packed a picnic basket or marked your calendar. We've got you covered. The possibilities we're laying out for your consideration include visits to the city's least-explored spaces, a funky (and free) Pakistani jazz concert, stand-up by some of your favorite "SNL" alums, patriotic karaoke, fireworks and a checklist of fun stuff to do downashore, should you choose to make your way to the ocean.
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April 22, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Camden Riversharks started their 13th season of minor-league baseball in South Jersey on Thursday night with a crushing 6-3 loss on the road to their Atlantic League archrivals, the Lancaster Barnstormers. Or, as the team fan base that has passed through the turnstiles of Campbell's Field more than three million times since 2001 would probably say, "Eh. " For the Riversharks - who play their 2013 home opener Tuesday night - winning isn't everything, or the only thing. Yes, winning's a thing - but so are the weekend fireworks shows, the weddings at home plate, the carousel, the rock-climbing wall, the appearances by characters like Dora the Explorer and Buzz Lightyear, and all the charity and community events that have allowed the independent ball club to remain an economically viable venture in the heart of a poverty-stricken city.
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