Sölvesborg take two, Sharks stay famished

The offense wasn’t there.
That won’t play against Sölvesborg.
“We came out flat today”, Coleman Lukas says.

Hajarna traded zeroes to start off the game away to the Firehawks of Sölvesborg. Jason Norderum looked sharp to start the game for the Sharks and battled Kent Karlsson through four innings. The Firehawks drew first blood, scoring three runs in the fifth on a couple of defensive misplays from the Sharks. Hajarna, however, came back in the top of the sixth with three runs of their own to tie it up. Unfortunately, that was all the offense could do on this day.

The Firehawks feasted on more defensive miscues and eventually took game one 8-3. Starter Norderum finished with nine strikeouts, giving up three runs (one earned) in five innings of work.

Ted Bratsberg started game two and pitched three solid innings. After an early run for the home team, Bratsberg settled down and baffled the Firehawks lineup with his big curvevall. José Martinez came in and pitched three solid innings of his own.

The Sharks bats stayed silent however, and eventually the Firehawks found a hole in the Sharks defense. Adding to their lead in the late innings, Sölvesborg came away with a 5-0 win.

“We faced some good pitching today. Probably the best we’ve faced so far this season”, Coleman Lukas says.