South Jersey Baseball:
Thursday, September 16, 2004
By Chuck Betson
The Atlantic City Surf routed the Bridgeport Bluefish 14-4 Thursday night at Sandcastle Stadium. The Surf’s 17-hit attack was paced by Jose Velazquez. The Surf first baseman was 5-for-5 with five RBI a homerun and three runs scored. The victory, the 71st of the season for Atlantic City, tied a club record for wins in a single season which was set in 2002 under Surf managers Tommy Helms and Mitch Williams.
Carlos Adolfo provided some offense with a solo shot, and three runs scored. Wil Quintana provide three RBI and Adolfo and Marval chipped in with two apiece. Surf starter Archie Corbin was the beneficiary of the runs as he earned his sixth win. He pitched five innings allowing three unearned runs while walking four and striking out three. The Surf pitchers had a no-hitter until the eighth.
Juan Rocha had one of the Bluefish’s two hits and drove in a run. Starter Tim Cain lasted four and a third. He allowed eight runs, seven earned on ten hits to suffer his third loss.
The game was delayed for twenty-seven minutes as some of the stadium’s lights went out.
The Surf will host Camden for three games as Bridgeport goes home to play Pennsylvania to finish the season. The Surf will throw Andy Zwirchitz (9-7) Friday night and fireworks will follow the game courtesy of The Quarter at Tropicana.