A passed ball, bringing home Alex Bardeguez gave the Newark (7-5) the lead in the seventh inning, and the Newark hung on to beat the Worcester (4-6) 7-4 on Wednesday.
Dan Coury put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Newark . He doubled in the second inning, homered in the fourth inning, and singled in the sixth inning.
Anthony Pluta had an impressive outing against the Worcester 's lineup. Pluta held the Worcester hitless over 1 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two.
Damian Sequen improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Newark . Sequen struck out none, walked two and gave up no hits.
Kyle Regnault was charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked one, struck out one, and allowed two runs.
The Newark were sparked by Coury and Bardeguez, who teamed up for five hits and two RBIs.
The Newark jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Bardeguez singled to ignite the Newark 's offense, before Daryle Ward doubled, scoring Bardeguez.
After posting two runs in the second, the Newark again scored two in the seventh. In the second, the Newark scored on an RBI double by Coury, bringing home Bryce Lane.
The Newark pushed across one run in both the fourth inning and the ninth. In the fourth, the Newark scored on a solo home run by Coury.
After a quick strike from the Newark , the Worcester responded with one run in the fourth. The Worcester scored on a solo home run by Chris Torres.