By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It was a fun night of baseball over in Camden on Wednesday. The Atlantic League’s Riversharks swept a doubleheader from Long Island, winning both games in dramatic walk-off fashion.
In the middle of both winning rallies was none other than former Phillies’ fan favorite Wilson Valdez. Now the starting shortstop for the Riversharks, Valdez won the first game with an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th. He then walked in the midst of a 7th-inning rally (Atlantic League doubleheader games are scheduled to only go seven innings) and scored on D’Angelo Jimenez’s walk-off three-run bomb in the nightcap.
“It means a lot for us,” Valdez told KYW Newsradio after the game. “We’ve been kind of struggling. I think this is a time where we’re doing better on the field and hope everything goes well after here.”