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 Camden, NJ: The Atlantic League has announced its year-end awards, and two members of the 2012 Camden Riversharks have been honored for their accomplishments on field during the recently completed season. First baseman, Brian Burgamy, was named to the 2012 All Star Team, selected by the Atlantic League member clubs. Additionally, catcher Raul Padron was named to the second team.

“Brian Burgamy and Raul Padron are worthy of their selection to the [ALPB] All Star Team,” said manager, Jeff Scott. “They earned their spot on the roster .  Despite our teams struggles at times, Brian and Raul separated themselves from the rest just by the numbers.”

In his fourth season with the Camden Riversharks, Brian Burgamy was named as the first team first baseman of the 2012 Atlantic League All Star Team. This is Burgamy’s second time as a 2012 All Star, earlier this season he was selected to represent the ‘Sharks and the Liberty Division at the 2012 Atlantic League All Star Game in Camden, NJ. Burgamy played in a total of 126 games, leading the 'Sharks in almost every offensive category. Most notably, the Oklahoma native led in home runs (20) and batting average (.294) for the season. He was also in the top five of the Atlantic League for number of runs scored this season (84).

Raul Padron was voted as the second team All Star catcher. In his third season for the 'Sharks, Padron played in 86 games and recorded a .267 batting average with 10 homeruns and 45 RBI’s. Padron provided quality defense behind the plate and handled the 2012 pitching staff well.

“It shows that Brian and Raul’s hard work did not go unnoticed.  They have both been the property of Major League Baseball organizations previously, and I hope that they get invited to an MLB spring training” said Adam Lorber, General Manager for the Camden Riversharks.

The Camden Riversharks are entering their 13th season as members of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Since 2001, the Riversharks have hosted all of their home games at Campbell’s Field, located along the city’s waterfront. The team provides a competitive baseball product, while maintaining an affordable family friendly atmosphere. For more information or tickets, go to www.riversharks.comor call 1-866-SHARKS-9.


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