South Jersey Baseball:
Thursday, May 27, 2004
By Chuck Betson
The Atlantic City Surf defeated the Somerset Patriots 15-1 at Sandcastle Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The Surf jumped out to an early lead with a five run second inning in front of 2,003 fans, mostly students, on School Special Day. The Surf’s fifteen runs were their season high output.
The Surf received four and a third shutout innings from starter Andy High before he had to leave with a twinge in his left forearm. High struck out four and gave up two hits and a walk in his abbreviated outing. Reliever Rob Corrado was awarded the win, allowing only one run in his three and two-thirds of innings of work. He gave up five hits, walked one, and struck out three. Reliever Kyle Goldwater pitched a scoreless ninth for the Surf.
Patriot starter Blake Williams’ record fell to 1-2 after his five and a third innings. The Surf knocked him for ten runs, seven earned, eleven hits while receiving four free passes and striking out three times.
First baseman Dario Delgado went three for four with a homerun and four RBI. His two-run homerun in the seventh ties him for the league lead with Nashua’s Glen Murray. Rightfielder Ozzie Timmons continued his hot batting. Timmons was two for four with three RBI and two runs scored. Leftfielder Chad Alexander, designated hitter Demetrius Heath, and catcher Melvin Rosario all recorded two hits apiece, as well. Patriots rightfielder Ryan Radmanovich was three for four with two doubles.
The Surf go on the road to take on the Newark Bears in a four game series beginning on Friday. Starters for the first game will be Jeff Farnsworth for the Surf and Tommy Parks will go for the Bears. The Surf return home next Thursday, June 3rd for a three game series against future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson and the Newark Bears.
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