Bryce Lane drove in the go-ahead run to give the Newark (4-2) the lead in the ninth inning, as the Newark hung on to beat the Rockland (2-4) 6-4 on Wednesday.Juan Martinez singled to start the ninth. He then went from first to second on a single by Daryle Ward. Finally, Lane came to the plate with the score tied at four in the ninth inning, and, plating Martinez.
Lane did his best to jumpstart the offense for the Newark , reaching base four times. He scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the sixth and eighth innings.
Quentin Davis was hot from the plate for the Newark . Davis went 3-5, drove in one and scored two runs. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the third and sixth innings.
Qualon Millender reached base two times in the game for the Rockland . He singled in the third inning.
Anthony Pluta got the win, running his season record to 1-0. Pluta struck out one, walked one and gave up no hits.
Dan Jurik (0-1) took the loss for the Rockland . He lasted just two innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed two runs.
In the top of the first, the Newark took the early lead as they scored one run on one hit. Davis doubled to ignite the Newark 's offense.
One the Newark baserunners came all the way around to score in each of the second, third and sixth. In the second, the Newark scored on a solo home run by Courtney Billingslea.
The Newark stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the ninth, scoring two runs on a sacrifice fly by Billingslea and.