From the desk of: GROWLING IN BROOKLYN
NEWARK BEARS: Suffer First Two Tough Losses To Open Season In Front Of Brick City Crowds.
The Rockland Boulders got an early start on writing some team history for themselves by winning their first two games in their inaugural season defeating the Newark Bears in games one and two of the Can/Am Season.
Newark on the other hand, sadly lost their Home Opener Thursday in front of 3,963 fans in attendance and wound up dropping their first two games as new members of the Can/Am League.
Thursday's game was tied at five runs apiece after nine innings. Fans were treated to free baseball on the very first day. But Rockland pounded out 6 runs in the 10th inning ending the Bears afternoon. Swinging a good bat for the Bears, Danny Santiesteban had three hits. Tim Raines Jr was 0 for 4 and Todd Gossage was 0 for 4 on the day also. Pitcher Anthony Pluta took the loss in relief.
FINAL: Rockland 11; Bears 5 ~ 10 inn.
Newark Bears version
Rockland Boulders version
In Friday's game, the Rockland Boulders used the long ball to down the Bears again.
Jeff Toth had a home run and three RBI for the Bears in defeat. Batting third, Tim Raines Jr. went
0 for 3 and Todd Gossage was 1 for 3 in the sixth spot. Pitcher Jacob Wild took the loss.
FINAL: Rockland 4; Bears 3
Newark Bears Version
Rockland Boulders Version
NEXT GAME: Saturday, May 28, 2011
ROCKLAND BOULDERS @ NEWARK BEARS 6:35pm