South Jersey Baseball:
Saturday, June 12, 2004
By Chuck Betson
The Surf scored three runs in the tenth inning last night to down the Bridgeport Bluefish 6-3 at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Atlantic City entered the game looking to avoid their first sweep of the year and jumped on Bluefish starter Tim Cain in the third inning. Raul Marval doubled with the bases loaded, driving in Gary Johnson and Melvin Rosario. "Meatball" Heath would later cross the plate on a wild pitch and the Surf had a 3-0 lead.
The Bluefish were able to scratch out three one-run innings, the last of which was in the ninth when Gustavo Escobar''s two-out bloop hit plated Tino Sanchez and sent the game to extra innings. It was in the tenth when Raul Marval got another run-scoring double, pushing Heath across for the second time in the game and the twenty-seventh time on the season. The Surf got two more runs in the tenth and those runs, combined with Mark Browson''s pitching in the bottom of the inning salted the game away for Jeff Ball's crew.
The winning pitcher was Conor Brooks whose record is now 1-0. Mark Brownson recorded his first Surf save. Stevenson Agosto took the loss and dropped his record to 0-2. The Surf will start a three-game series with the Long Island Ducks tonight. First pitch is set for 7:05. You can catch all of the action with Mike Wolverton on 1490, "The Game".
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