OLD ORCHARD BEACH — The Old Orchard Beach Surge (10-17) won their fourth game in a row, defeating the Newburgh Newts (14-11) with a final score of 10-3 on Wednesday night at The Ballpark.

The game was scoreless until the third inning, with the Newts taking a 1-0 lead on an RBI double from Abel Medina.  

The Surge would quickly tie it 1-1 in the bottom of the third, with a sac fly from Tucker White.   

The Newts would take a 2-1 lead in the fourth, this time with an RBI single from Jason Kelmar.  

The Surge would take a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth. Skip Flanagan would lead things off with a single. Tyler Krobetzky would then make it on after getting hit by a pitch.  Joe Coyne, continuing with his hot bat, would send them both home with a base clearing double, hitting the wall in deep center.

Newburgh would tie it 3-3 in the fifth, with another RBI single for Kelmar.

The Surge would take a 5-3 lead in the sixth, with RBI singles for both Chris Ray and Richard Colla.

 Back-to-back RBI doubles from Flanagan and Krobetzky would give the Surge a 7-3 lead in the seventh. First baseman Chris Williams would also pick up an RBI single, making it 8-3.

The Surge would add two more runs in the eighth with a two-run blast from center fielder Carlos Valdez, taking a 10-3 lead.

Surge closer Luis Pardo would take over the mound in the ninth inning, ending the night for Scott Heath, who picked up his second win of the season. Heath would end the game with eight innings pitched, nine hits, three runs, three walks, and 10 strikeouts. Pardo would shut down the Newts, striking out two and giving up no hits.

The Surge outhit the Newts 14-9, with all Surge batters having at least one hit. Coyne led the team with three hits, while Colla, Flanagan, and Krobetzky each had two.

The next Surge home game is tonight at 7 p.m. against the Newburgh Newts.



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