South Jersey Baseball:
Saturday, September 4, 2004
By Chuck Betson
The Atlantic City Surf used the long ball to defeat the Long Island Ducks 12-6 on Saturday night for the seventh straight time at the Sandcastle.
The Surf offense was powered by two-run homers off the bats of Carlos Adolfo and Al Benjamin plus a three-run homer from Mel Rosario. For Adolfo, it was his third homerun in as many nights since joining the Surf earlier in the week. Dario Delgado collected two hits and scored three times and Ben Candelaria continued swinging a hot stick with three hits. The runs were more than Surf starter Andy Zwirchitz needed. His lone blemish in seven innings of work was a three-run homerun by Cole Liniak in the seventh. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out eight.
Kimera Bartee also hit a three-run shot for the Ducks, his eighth against the Surf this season. Jason Johnson had two hits and was on base for both Duck homeruns. Starter Joe Davenport suffered the loss, his second. He lasted only an inning and a third while giving up six runs on six hits.
The teams will wrap up the three game series with a doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 4:05pm. Fireworks will follow the game for the second consecutive night. The Surf will throw Terrell Wade in game one against Carlos DeSilva.