The Newark (5-2) outlasted the Worcester (2-4) on Friday after five lead changes, squeaking out a 6-4 win at Bears _ Eagles Riverfront Stadi.
The Newark held off the Worcester , as the Worcester were unable to overcome a three-run eighth inning deficit.
The Worcester scored one run in the ninth on a solo home run by Johnny Welch. Still, the Worcester couldn't draw even.
Daryle Ward racked up two RBIs on one hit for the Newark . He homered in the eighth inning.
Brian Parker handled the Worcester 's lineup with ease, racking up six strikeouts. Parker allowed two earned runs, three hits and no walks over six innings.
Matt Fitton recorded his second win of the year for the Newark . He struck out none, walked none and surrendered no hits.
Nick Serino ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just one inning, walked none, struck out two, and allowed three runs.
After a quick strike from the Worcester , the Newark responded with one run in the fourth. The Newark scored on an RBI double by Eric McGee.
The Worcester got one-run boosts in each of the sixth, eighth and ninth. In the sixth, the Worcester scored on a solo home run by Jerod Edmondson.
The Newark never trailed after scoring three runs in the eighth on a two-run home run by Ward and an RBI single by Alex Bardeguez.