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South Jersey Baseball:
Surf Gain First Place, Win 12-7

Sunday, June 27, 2004

By Chuck Betson
Atlantic City Surf Director of Media Relations

The Atlantic City Surf (29-19) made it eight straight wins in a row and sixteen of the last eighteen at the Sandcastle with a 12-7 win Sunday afternoon against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors (8-40). The win, coupled with the Somerset Patriots and Camden Riversharks’ losses give the Surf sole possession of first place in the Atlantic League South Division.

Second baseman Raul Marval paced the offense with a 3 for 3 day, hitting a homer and two doubles, driving in three, scoring three times, and walking twice. Rightfielder Ozzie Timmons also drove in three and scored once in a 3 for 5 effort. Each Surf hitter collected at least one hit, as the team’s 17 tied a season high set on opening night against Nashua. For Pennsylvania, rightfielder Cory Agar went 4 for 5 with three RBIs.

All this offense helped starter Kyle Goldwater (2-0). Goldwater threw six innings, allowed four runs on nine hits, striking out three and walking one. Pennsylvania starter Jason Saenz (0-1) lost his first start of the year, yielding nine runs on twelve hits, striking out three against one walk in just four innings of work.

The Surf now go on the road to face the Bridgeport Bluefish. The Surf return to the Sandcastle to face the Road Warriors Thursday.

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