South Jersey Baseball:
Thursday, July 1, 2004
By Chuck Betson
The Pennsylvania Road Warriors came one game shy of tying the Atlantic League record for futility as they defeated the Atlantic City Surf Thursday night at Sandcastle Stadium, 5-1. The Surf came into the game in a three way tie for first place while the Warriors had lost twenty straight, dating back to their June 9th game against Newark.
Warriors designated hitter Guy Lynam led the way with four hits while driving in a run. First baseman Brady Williams also helped the Warriors effort with two RBI singles. Starter Luis Arroyo went the distance to pick up the win. He gave up one run on seven hits while striking out eight.
Second baseman Demetrius Heath was the only Surf player with two hits. Center fielder Gary Johnson drove in the only run for Atlantic City with an RBI single in the ninth. Surf starter Andy Zwirchitz’s, whose record was evened at four with the loss, was the victim of poor defense. The Surf committed five errors leading to three unearned runs. Zwirchitz allowed four runs, two earned, struck out four, while allowing seven hits and three walks.
The Surf will look to bounce back to their winning ways Friday night against the Road Warriors at The Sandcastle. Game time is 6:35. The Surf will also hold a press conference tomorrow at Sandcastle Stadium at 2:00pm to announce their teaming with AtlantiCare for the tandem’s second annual bike safety program. Children will be given a coupon for a Surf ticket when “caught” with wearing a bike helmet.
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