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South Jersey Baseball:
Surf Ride 9th Inning Wave to Victory

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

By Chuck Betson
Atlantic City Surf Director of Media Relations

The Atlantic City Surf scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth before winning 8-7 in the tenth against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors on Tuesday night at Sandcastle Stadium. Surf catcher Melvin Rosario’s two-run double in the bottom of the ninth completed the team’s comeback from as much as seven runs down. In the tenth it was Jose Velazquez’s one-out double to score Raul Marval that gave the Surf the win. It was the ninth time the Surf won in their last at-bat this season.

After coming off the disabled list, Archie Corbin started and pitched two scoreless innings before giving way to former Road Warrior Terrell Wade. Wade’s former team knocked him around for seven runs on ten hits in his three and a third innings of work. The rest of the bullpen shutdown Pennsylvania for the final four plus innings with Rodney Dickinson picking up the win. Both Rosario and outfielder Al Benjamin had two hits including a homerun a piece, and three RBI. Other Surf hitters to collect two hits were Velazquez, Dario Delgado, and Ben Candelaria.

Road Warrior’s starter Julian Heredia pitched within two-outs of the complete game before walking away with a no decision. He allowed seven runs on eight hits while striking out five. Brady Williams went deep for Pennsylvania and Henry Encarnacion collected three hits and drove in two.

The teams will meet again Wednesday night at Sandcastle Stadium beginning at 6:35pm. Pennsylvania will throw Felix Rodriguez against the Surf’s Anthony Chavez.

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