From the desk of: GROWLINGS FROM BROOKLYN
Newark Bears: Brick City Nine Gain Victory In First Trip To Worcester.
Newark Bears 6; Worcester Tornadoes 2
Pitching; pitching; pitching. Thank you! Good night Worcester.
Aaron Kalb won his first game in two tries as the Bears gained victory over the Tornadoes in Newark's first ever trip to Worcester. It was the Bears, behind seven strong innings pitched by Kalb, who blew into Worcester and disturbed the Massachusetts night. Kyle Morrison relieved Kalb with two innings of scoreless work.
Aaron Kalb's Line:
7 ~ innings.
5 ~ hits.
2 ~ runs; earned.
2 ~ walks.
4 ~ strikeouts.
Kyle Morrison; relief:
2 ~ innings.
1 ~ hit.
0 ~ runs.
1 ~ walk.
2 ~ strikeouts.
Brandon Watson led-off the game for Newark with a single. Number two hitter, Kyle LaMotta, then lost an 0-2 pitch over the wall for a two run home run. Worcester came back with a pair of runs in the third to tie the game at two.
Billy Alvino scored on a Paddy Materra sac fly in the fourth inning for the go ahead run, and a lead the Bears would keep.
For good measure, the Bears put together a three run rally in the fifth inning. Consecutive singles by Raines Jr, Ward, and Santiesteban plated one run when Raines scored on Santiesteban's hit. A ruinous error by Worcester's shortstop; Boomer Blanchard; allowed both Daryle Ward and Danny Santiesteban to score. That made it a 6-2 game. The Bears' pitching took care of the rest.
Danny Santiesteban's RBI was his 17th, and places him second behind teammate Tim Raines Jr.'s 21 for the League lead.
The Bears are now 8-2 in their last ten games. They improved their season record Monday night to
12-6 which places them a game behind Quebec as the League's best.
The Quebec Capitales, at 12-4, have as many wins as the Bears but with two less losses. They are also winners of eight out of their last ten games, and are riding a four game win streak. They were inactive Monday.
Game two of this three game series between the Bears and Tornadoes is Tuesday night.