WATCH LISTEN

News

Newark Pilots Fall Despite Strong Bullpen Performance

The Newark Pilots (12-9) took a hard-fought loss at the hands of Elmira on Thursday night, 5-3. Newark is now 0-3 against it Western division rival in the 2016 PGCBL summer season.


Newark starter Xan Reese (Northeast Miss. C.C.) struggled with his command in the early innings, issuing seven free passes before being pulled in the third inning. The Pioneers would score four runs off Reese, but only two were earned as earned his first loss of the season.


Reese would be relieved by Sam Harrington (Itawamba C.C.) who made just his second appearance for the Pilots. Harrington pitched masterfully out of the bullpen, getting Newark out of a jam in the third inning.


“Xan has trouble throwing strikes out there,” Pilots head coach Chris Edmondson said. “But that’s what you have to do in relief, [Harrington] came out of the bullpen and did a great job for us when we needed him.”


Trailing 4-0 entering the bottom of the fourth, Newark would lead off the inning with back-to-back bunt singles from Greg Cullen (Niagara) and Luke Reynolds (Mississippi State). That set the table for Russ Olive to drive in a run on one of his three hits in the game. Newark would add another in the sixth on a solo home run from Reynolds to make it a one-run game at 4-3.


“[Reynolds] has been seeing the ball well lately,” Edmondson of the towering home run. “He’s been waiting for hittable pitches and then attacking and that’s exactly what he did there.”


After four scoreless frames, Harrington surrendered a run on a double down the right field line from Zeke Lewis (Kentucky) to stretch the lead to 5-3. In total, Harrington worked 5 1/3 innings, gave up one run and struck out in long-relief.


The Pilots would bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but Elmira closer Parker Caracci (Ole Miss) would shut it down to earn the save.


Newark finishes up this three-game home stretch with Geneva coming to Colburn Park tomorrow for a 7:05 p.m. contest. 



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
0

Browse by Month »

September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
March 2019
January 2019
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
November 2010