South Jersey Baseball:
Friday, August 6, 2004
By Chuck Betson
The Atlantic City Surf announced today that the contract of RHP Conor Brooks has been purchased by the Boston Red Sox organization. Brooks, who led the Atlantic League in saves with 16, will report to the Class AA Portland (ME) Sea Dogs of the Eastern League.
Brooks has been a key part of the Surf success this season. In 30 appearances, he is 1-2 with a 4.06 ERA. His 16 saves came in 19 opportunities, with about in a row. This marks the ninth player the Surf have sent back to affiliated baseball this season. Brooks will be joining Mike Lopez-Cao, the All-Star catcher from the Nashua Pride recently acquired by the Red Sox and sent to Portland.
“This is just another example of how the Atlantic League is helping players return to affiliated baseball,” said Surf general manager Mario Perrucci. “Brooks was very helpful in our first-half championship run. We wish him the best of luck.”
The Surf return to the Sandcastle Tuesday, August 10 to face the Pennsylvania Road Warriors, the first of a 9-game homestand over 10 days. For tickets, please call 344-7873, go to www.acsurf.com, or stop by the ticket office at the Sandcastle.