Tanner Townsend went 2-4, sparking the St Paul to a 7-2 victory over the Newark (8-8) on Saturday at Bears _ Eagles Riverfront Stadi.He doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the ninth inning.
Billy Spottiswood shut down the Newark while he was on the mound. Spottiswood held the Newark hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two.
A bright spot for the Newark in the defeat was Matt Fitton, who allowed only three runs while striking out five.
Josh Cephas got the win for the St Paul. He pitched three shutout innings. Cephas struck out two, walked four and gave up one hit.
Pedro Rivera (1-2) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just five innings, walked four, struck out six, and allowed four runs.