NEWARK — Lloyd Turner and Jason Perry combined for eight hits and seven RBI to lead the Lancaster Barnstormers to a 13-3 victory over the Newark Bears Monday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
The Barnstormers banged out a franchise record 21 hits, 11 of which came in the final two innings, when Lancaster scored 10 of its runs. Lancaster broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the seventh inning off starter and loser Paul Fagan (3-5), who surrendered only three runs and 10 hits in his seven innings of work, when Aaron Herr drove in Turner with a single.
The floodgates opened in the eighth and ninth as the Barnstormers scored five runs in each frame off two different Bear relievers. Perry hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning off reliever Chris Vasami to highlight the eighth inning and Perry had a three-run double in the ninth off reliever Matt Melody to spearhead that rally.
Edgardo Alfonzo had his best game as a Bear with two hits and two runs scored. Kennard Jones, Tom Pennino and pinch-hitter Daryle Ward each had run-scoring singles for Newark. Pat Overholt (1-0) earned the victory for pitching one inning of scoreless relief in his first appearance for the Barnstormers.
The Bears and Barnstormers continue the series on Tuesday. Game time is set for 11:05 a.m., with the gates of Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium opening at 10:05 a.m. Newark will host Healthy Kids Day as part of their Education Program with the Newark Public Schools and Fan4Kids.
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