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South Jersey Baseball:
Surf Defeat Bluefish in 10th Inning

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

By Denny Watson
Atlantic City Surf Correspondent

ATLANTIC CITY - The Atlantic City Surf defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 8-7 in 10 innings at Bernie Robbins Stadium Tuesday.

The Surf rallied from a 6-1 deficit to sent the game into extra innings and won it on Clyde Williams's RBI single to right off Bridgeport's Eddy Ramos that scored pinch runner Dusty Maddox.

Gary Johnson enjoyed a five-RBI night for Atlantic City with four of those runs coming on a fifth inning grand slam off Bluefish starter T.J. Matthews.

Atlantic City is now 14-15 in the second half; Bridgeport is 18-10. The Surf are now 4-9 against the Bluefish this season.

Rob Corrado, whom the Surf just reacquired from the Road Warriors, picked up the victory for Atlantic City. Corrado, 5-5, worked four innings in relief of Surf starter Mark Persails and allowed just three hits and one run.

Bridgeport exploded for five runs in the fourth inning against Persails with the big blow being a three-rum homer off the bat Deivi Cruz.

Todd Leathers hit a solo homer for Atlantic City in the third inning.

Hector Kuilan had two RBIs for the Bluefish and Bryant Nelson also drove in a pair for the Bluefish.

The two teams meet again Wednesday night at Bernie Robbins Stadium at 6:35 p.m. where Bridegport's Kevin Hodges pitches against Atlantic City's Leo Estrella.

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