Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Newark Bears ~ Take Rubber Game Against Worcester Tornadoes


NEWARK BEARS:  Leave Worcester With Second Best Record In CanAm League.


Newark wins first series between each other two games to one.

The Worcester Tornadoes won their first shut out of the season Tuesday night against these Bears, and they were looking to do it again in the rubber game of this series.   Worcester starter; Nick Serino; and Bears' starter; Alex Smith traded zeroes through the first sixth innings.

The Bears were stymied trying to overcome a one and two run deficit last night and were having trouble again getting on the scoreboard Wednesday.

But with the commencement of the seventh inning, the second game started; i.e. - late innings.  Serino started the seventh but got into quick trouble.  Worcester deferred to their bullpen with Ryan Walfield.  And by the time the seventh inning was over, the Bears were leading 5-0.  The Bears' at-bat was highlighted by an RBI single by Kyle LaMotta; Brandon Watson had an RBI sac fly; Tim Raines Jr.'s two run triple; and a double by Ward scored Raines.

Alex Smith completed the seventh inning for Newark before he too was done for the evening.  He left surrendering only four hits and no runs allowed.  A high, five walks and two strikeouts complete his line.  It was his third win this season.

Chris Rollins would give up a run in one inning of relief and Mikey Mehlich closed out the ninth in a non-save situation.

The win improves the Bears' record to a League second best 13-7, behind Quebec.

After a travel day tomorrow, the Bears start a series against Brockton in Newark.


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