South Jersey Baseball:
Saturday, June 19, 2004
By Chuck Betson
The Atlantic City Surf fell to the Newark Bears Saturday night at Sandcastle Stadium, 7-4. The Surf were never able to bounce back from a third inning three-run homerun by Danny Clyburn.
The Surf scored three runs in the bottom of the first. Right fielder Ozzie Timmons hit a two-run home run, his ninth, to put the Surf up 2-1. The Surf did not score again until they scored a run in the bottom of the eighth. Left fielder Chad Alexander had the other two RBI for the Surf along with his two hits. Third baseman Raul Marval also collected two hits and scored two runs.
The Bears received their offense from Clyburn and first baseman Keith Maxwell. Maxwell finished with two hits and two RBI. Bears’ starter Willie Banks picked up the win after not allowing a run in his final four inning of work. He struck out two and gave up five hits. Reliever Reggie Harris picked up the save, his fifth. Starter Mark Brownson suffered the loss. He allowed five runs and ten hits and his seven innings.
The Surf will try to snag a victory in the final game of the three game series versus the Bears. Andy Zwirchitz will go to the mound for the Surf to face the Bears’ Greg Bauer. Before the 1:35 pm start, the Surf will hold a Father’s Day Fantasy Camp. Each male (18+) will receive a BBQ apron courtesy of NIA Group Associates and Cumberland Insurance.
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