South Jersey Baseball:
Thursday, June 24, 2004
By Chuck Betson
The Atlantic City Surf completed the sweep and stretched the winning streak to four games as they defeated the Nashua Pride at Sandcastle Stadium Thursday night, 4-3. Surf first baseman Dario Delgado singled in Demetrius Heath for the game winning RBI in the bottom of the eighth.
Delgado led the Surf, collecting three hits, driving in two runs, and scoring twice. One of his hits was his eleventh home run of the season. Chad Alexander and Ozzie Timmons each drove in a run. The Surf received excellent starting pitching from Ray Davis. Davis left with no outs in the eighth without giving up a run but with two men on. Both of those runners scored, but only one was earned. He also struck out seven while allowing only three hits. Reliever Archie Corbin picked up the win in his first appearance with his new team. He gave up one run in his inning of work. Conor Brooks recorded his third save in as many nights, his seventh overall.
The Pride gathered all three of their runs in the eighth courtesy of some sloppy defense by the Surf. Pascual Matos collected the lone RBI for the Pride. Pride starter Brad Guy had a perfect game through four and a third innings before Delgado connected for his home run off the Trump promotional billboard. Guy went seven innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and struck out four. Reliever Jeff Sparks suffered the loss for giving up Delgado’s go ahead RBI single in the eighth.
The Surf look to continue their hot play tomorrow night at the Sandcastle as they host the Pennsylvania Road Warriors for a twin bill. The first game starts at 4:05 pm with fireworks following the second game sponsored by Resorts Rendezvous.
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