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Surf Sweep Doubleheader

Friday, June 25, 2004

By Chuck Betson
Atlantic City Surf Director of Media Relations

The Atlantic City Surf defeated the Pennsylvania Road Warriors for the second time Friday night at Sandcastle Stadium, 2-1. The Surf swept the doubleheader, winning both games by one run. Surf reliever Damon Ponce DeLeon recorded the win in both games.

Surf designated hitter Ozzie Timmons drove in the first run of the game in the bottom of the third. Raul Marval doubled in the winning run in the bottom half of the inning after the Road Warriors tied it at one in the top of the inning. Chad Alexander led the Surf with two hits.

Surf starter Rob Corrado went four and two-thirds. He allowed one run, struck out five, while giving up four hits. Ponce DeLeon pitched a scoreless inning and a third for the win, his fifth on the season. Conor Brooks recorded the save, his eighth overall and fourth in as many nights. Road Warriors starter Felix Rodriguez suffered the loss, his sixth. He allowed two runs and four walks in four and a third.

The Surf have now won six and a row and look to make it seven tomorrow night against the Warriors. The Surf will hand out Greg “The Bull” Luzinski bobble heads to the first two thousand fans courtesy of Hammonton Auto Group. The Surf will throw Andy Zwirchitz against Luis Arroyo. Game time is schedule for 6:35 PM.

Surf Take Game One of Twin Bill

The Atlantic City Surf took game one of their double header against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors on Friday night at The Sandcastle, 3-2. An single by right fielder Ozzie Timmons scored shortstop Raul Marval from first for the Surf win.

The Road Warriors and Surf exchanged solo homeruns in the second inning. For Warriors first baseman Rob Cafiero it was his third long ball of the season and the tenth for Surf third baseman Ryan Minor. The Surf struck again in the bottom of the third. On the back end of a double steal, Demetrius Heath stole home the second time this season and his twenty-ninth theft overall. A passed ball in the sixth allowed the Road Warriors to tie the game at two. Surf first baseman Dario Delgado had two hits, including a double.

Surf starter Mark Brownson hurled six and two-thirds, giving up two runs and striking out eight. Reliever Damon Ponce DeLeon recorded the last out of the top of the seventh, good enough to pick up the win. Warriors starter Julian Heredia was handed the loss after pitching a complete game. He gave up three runs and struck out seven in his six and a third innings of work.

The two teams will play the back end of the double header beginning at 6:35 PM. Fireworks will follow the game sponsored by Resorts Rendezvous. The Surf will throw Rob Corrado against the Warriors’ Jason Saenz.

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