Correct effect, wrong explaination.
On a smooth round body, laminar flow occurs at the front. At some point the air flow suddenly detaches from the body, and large scale tubulence occurs. If small scale turbulence is induced into the laminar flow prior to the break-away location, then the air maintains near laminar flow for a much longer distance. This is known as “tripping the boundary layer”
The scuffing trips the boundary layer, causing the flow to stay attached to that side of the ball longer, thus the air flows farther around the left side of the ball, and ends up moving rightward after the balls passage. The reaction to this rightward moving air causes the ball to be deflected leftward.
Another way of looking at this is to say that the left side is more streamlined than the right side. Thus the right side throws a wider wake than the left, pulling the ball leftward. (because more air is being deflected to the right). YES, it is counter-intuative that a slightly rough surface has less drag than a smooth surface, but even navel archetects are finally learning this.