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South Jersey Baseball:
Pride Stomp Surf 9-1

Sunday, May 9, 2004

By Denny Watson
Atlantic City Surf Media Relations

The Nashua Pride defeated the Atlantic City Surf 9-1 on Sunday afternoon at The Sandcastle. It was the final game of the three game series, which Nashua took 2-1.

Nashua centerfielder Curtis Pride remained hot as Nashua pounded out 17 hits. Pride went 3-5, collecting his two RBI with a two-run homerun in the seventh inning, he also scored three runs. Pride first baseman Kevin Haverbusch continued to hurt the Surf with his bat. He was 5-6 with three RBI and also hit a two-run homerun in the sixth inning, his second of the series.

Nashua starting pitcher Matt Hammons was impressive in his first start since 2001, picking up the win. He went 5.2 innings, giving up only 4 hits and a homerun while striking out five. Atlantic City starter Alan Newman was chased from the game after 3.2 innings. He gave up ten hits, five runs, two earned, walked a batter and struck out 5 in his abbreviated outing. He did not get much help defensively as the Surf committed four errors, three by third baseman Ryan Minor.

The only Surf offense for the day was provided by Minor. He was the only Surf to have more than one hit, going 2-4 and hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Surf have off tomorrow before hosting the Pennsylvania Road Warriors at The Sandcastle for a three game series beginning on Tuesday, May 11th at 6:35.

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