Friday, August 12, 2005 | The Surf Dawgs kicked off the last month of the season on an emotional roller coaster, winning four games and dropping three to their division rivals, the Long Beach Armada. The Dawgs played host to a three-game series against the Japan Samurai Bears. Pitcher Adam Johnson went six innings in the first game, giving up two earned runs, five hits, three walks and seven strike outs. Tony Garcia hit a three-run homerun in the first inning to lead the Dawgs to a 7-2 win.
The next series, against the Long Beach Armada, would provide the Surf Dawgs with a little more drama.
“I know everybody on this team knows what they can do. Everybody is completely comfortable with the person hitting behind them. To hit a little slump [this week], I figure was a good thing, because it got it out of the way, we’re still in first and the bats are coming back and guys are throwing strikes.”
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Tami Rapozo is a San Diego native who has written for several local publications. In 2001, she wrote Keepers of the Faith, a book on the San Diego Padres and their booster club, the Madres.