Six-Run Ninth Propels Newark

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YORK, Pa. – The Newark Bears defeated the York Revolution 8-4 on Sunday afternoon Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, Pennsylvania.

The Revs took a 1-0 lead in the home first on a Ramon Castro RBI single.  A Jose Herrera RBI double and an error brought home two more in the fifth and a Liu Rodriguez RBI single through the right side in the sixth plated one more to make it a four run advantage.


Shane Youman held the Bears’ bats in check through the first seven innings, allowing just four hits and setting down seven-in-a-row at one point.  Newark cracked the scoreboard in the eighth as a Fernando Cortez double followed by a Paddy Matera single put two on with no outs.  Brian Shubsda flied out and sacrificed a run in and a RBI groundout by Scott Spiezio brought the Bears within two, trailing 4-2.

Newark exploded in the ninth against relievers Jayson Ruhlman and Jason Richardson.  A walk and two straight hits loaded the bases.  Matera sacrificed home one run and after a James Cooper walk, Nook Logan skied a ball to right that was misplayed by Jamar Hill and brought in John-Ford Griffin to tie the game at 4.  A Spiezio RBI single was followed by a wild pitch and a two-run double by Kennard Jones and Newark took an 8-4 lead.

Bubba O’Donnell fired five innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits, with three walks and a strikeout.  He didn’t factor in the decision.  Youman tossed seven innings of five hit, one run baseball, with four strikeouts and also didn’t factor in the decision.  Matt Melody (1-1) earned the win in relief, working a 1-2-3 eighth with a pair of strikeouts.  Ruhlman (1-3) was dealt the loss, allowing three runs on two hits, with a walk as he faced three batters in the ninth.

The Bears will have Monday off before returning to Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium on Tuesday, May 18 to take on the Bridgeport Bluefish.  The teams will a doubleheader, with two, seven-inning games.  Game time is set for 11:05 a.m., with the gates of Riverfront Stadium opening at 10:05 a.m.

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