The Worcester (5-6) jumped out to an early lead on the Newark (7-6) and captured a 9-3 victory on Thursday at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitto.
Six runs in the first three innings allowed the Worcester to put the game away early.and a fielder's choice in the first inning fueled the Worcester's offense early.
Nick Salotti racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Worcester. He homered in the third inning and doubled in the sixth inning.
Zach Zuercher struck out seven, paving the way for a the Worcester win. Zuercher allowed three earned runs on six hits and one walk over seven innings.
Kyle Morrison was effective even in defeat, mowing down seven the Worcester batters and allowing zero runs.
Sean Campbell (0-3) was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed six runs in two innings, walked seven and struck out none.