From the desk of: THE BRICK CITY NINE
NEWARK BEARS: Yesterday's Pitching Duel Turned Into This Morning's Loss. Brick City Drops Rain Suspended Game.
Bears Strike Back in Today's Matinee Game for 7-4 Win Over Worcester.
Tuesday - RAIN HALTS PITCHER'S DUEL in WORCESTER
The Bears and Tornadoes were tied after six innings in Wednesday's matinee game. Newark jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after two. Daryle Ward doubled home Alex Bardeguez in the first inning. In the second, Bryce Lane led off the inning with a walk. A two out double by Dan Coury scored Lane. And yet another two out double by Quentin Davis drove in Dan Coury.
Worcester picked up two runs in the third. The Bears then scored their fourth run in the fourth, to take a 4-2 lead on Dan Coury's home run. In the bottom half of the fourth, Worcester rallied against Newark's starting pitcher, Brian Parker, again for another run, making it a 4-3 game. With one out, Coach Oberkfell then made his move to the bullpen, and brought in Damian Sequen.
Brian Parker pitched 5.1 innings and got peppered for eleven hits. He allowed four earned runs, no walks, and struck out five before being relieved.
Damian Sequen held Worcester in the sixth. Three Bears' relievers combined on 3.2 innings to keep Worcester at four runs. Anthony Pluta pitched 1.1 innings, with two strikeouts. Jorge Vasquez took care of the ninth by striking out the side. Damian Sequen was credited with the win, and Vasquez the save.
In the seventh inning, Alex Bardeguez scored an insurance run on a passed ball. Newark scored a second time when Daryle Ward scored on a wild pitch. Then in the ninth inning, they tacked on one more run for good measure. Juan Martinez doubled home Eric McGee with the Bears' seventh, and final run.
Tuesday's Game Continuation:
The two teams concluded Tuesday night's rain suspended game this morning. Click link above for game details of a fine pitcher's duel. Today, Worcester's catcher, Chris Torres launched the game winning home run in the home ninth, giving the Tornadoes a 2-1 victory. And of course, the Bears earned a split of the series in today's matinee. They will play the rubber game of this series on Thursday.