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South Jersey Baseball:
Surf Take First Place with 4-1 Win

Sunday, July 4, 2004

By Chuck Betson
Atlantic City Surf Director of Media Relations

After the first game of their doubleheader the Atlantic City Surf find themselves in sole possession of first place, at least for a couple of hours, after a 4-1 win over the Camden Riversharks at Sandcastle Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Surf and Riversharks entered the game tied for first place and fighting for the first half’s division title and bid to the playoffs at the end of the season.

The Surf’s four run third inning provided starter Ray Davis all the offense he would need to record his second win of the season. After RBI singles by second baseman Demetrius Heath and shortstop Raul Marval, first baseman Ozzie Timmons connected for this thirteenth homer of the season and the two RBI give him a league leading fifty-three. Davis allowed only three hits and one run in his seven inning complete game.

The only run the Riversharks scored came on a harmless solo shot by catcher Travis Anderson in the fifth. It was Anderson’s first homer of the season. Riversharks starter Ben Simon pitched well but suffered the loss, allowing only five hits but four runs. He also struck out six.

The Surf will look for the sweep in game two which is scheduled to begin at 6:35 pm. The Surf will throw new acquisition Anthony Chavez against the Ryan Schurman. Fireworks will follow the game courtesy of Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

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