South Jersey Baseball:
Thursday, August 31, 2006
By Denny Watson
(ATLANTIC CITY) - The Atlantic City Surf defeated the Camden Riversharks in dramatic fashion Thursday night at Bernie Robbins Stadium 4-3.
The winning margin was provided by a solo homerun off the bat of Clyde Williams in the bottom of the eighth inning off Camden's Chris Fussell. Williams' blast, his 18th, sent the Surf into first place by a half game over Camden in the race for the South Division second half title.
Atlantic City is now 56-49 overall and 23-19 in the second half.
Camden is 51-55 overall and 23-20 in the second half.
The Surf trailed 3-0 after three but roared back to tie the game at three with thee runs in the sixth inning.
Joe Jiannetti and and Todd Leathers had an RBI for Atlantic City.
The Surf now lead the Riversharks 9-6 in the regular-season series between the two teams.
Ben Grezlovski,2-4, got the victory for Atlantic City, which has now won seven of its last eight games.
Fussell fell to 7-4.
The Surf staged a T.O. Unappreciation Night and it drew the largest crowd of the season for a Thursday night, 2532. After the game the Surf detonated T.O. merchandise.
Atlantic City now travels to Bridgeport for a three-game series with the Bluefish that begins Friday night.