South Jersey Baseball:
Sunday, September 5, 2004
By Chuck Betson
The Atlantic City Surf split a doubleheader Sunday night at Sandcastle Stadium, winning the first game in ten innings 1-0, and dropping the second, 4-3. It was the first win in nine tries for Long Island at the Sandcastle this season.
In the first game it was starter Archie Corbin and relievers Mark Persails and Damon Ponce DeLeon combining to pitch ten shutout innings. Ponce DeLeon earned his eleventh win. Duck’s starter John DeSilva pitched eight innings of scoreless ball, allowing just three runs. Reliever Jamie Brewington took the loss, giving up a run in the tenth.
In the tenth, Eddie Lara hit an infield single with the bases loaded to drive in the game’s lone run. Justin Davies had three hits for the Long Island.
In game two the Surf struck first with Jose Velazquez’s RBI single in the bottom of the first. Jason Law and Lara drove in the other Surf runs and Dario Delgado collected two hits. Starter Rob Corrado took the loss after pitching five innings, allowing four runs, one earned, on eight hits and striking out seven.
Justin Lamber started and picked up the win. He pitched five innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits. Davies, Rusty McNamara, and Kimera Bartee had two hits apiece for the Ducks. Bartee and Cole Liniak had the two Long Island RBI.
The Surf have Monday off but head on the road on Tuesday to take on the Nashua Pride. The team does not return until Tuesday for a doubleheader against the Bridgeport Bluefish.