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South Jersey Baseball:
Surf, Pride Split Doubleheader

Monday August 2, 2004

By Chuck Betson
Atlantic City Surf Director of Media Relations

The Atlantic City Surf fell to the Nashua Pride 3-2 in the second game of their doubleheader Monday afternoon at Sandcastle Stadium. The Surf won the first game in eight innings, 4-2.

The Surf won the first game in dramatic fashion with a game tying homerun in the seventh by Dario Delgado and then a walk-off two-run blast by third baseman Raul Marval. Starter Kyle Goldwater went five and two-thirds, allowing two runs on six hits and struck out four. Reliever Alberto Castillo recorded the win for inducing a ground out by the one batter he faced.

The Pride received a seven inning complete game from starter Brad Guy whose record was evened with his seventh loss. He gave up four runs on eight hits. Rodriguez and third baseman Bo Robinson drove in the Pride runs in the top of the sixth.

In the end the Surf did not have enough for another come from behind win as they fell a run short in the second game. The Pride scored three runs on four hits, two of those hits were solo homeruns by Kevin Haverbusch and Dante Bichette. Pride starter Brian Looney allowed only two runs, both unearned, in six innings for the win. Justin Sparks recorded his fifth save with a scoreless seventh.

Surf starter Archie Corbin suffered his first loss after allowing two runs in two and a third innings before leaving the game with an injury. Rob Corrado came in relief and gave up the decisive run in the top of the sixth. Right fielder Wil Quintana was a perfect three-for-three and Ozzie Timmons and Dario Delgado each drove in a run in the bottom of the sixth.

The Surf go on the road to take on the Newark Bears on Tuesday. The team returns home to the Sandcastle next Tuesday, August 10th to take on the Pennsylvania Road Warriors.

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