The Newark Pilots (10-7) extended their win streak to three as they defeated the Elmira Pioneers (6-12) by the score of 5-3 at Colburn Park last night.

The Newark Pilots (10-7) extended their win streak to three as they defeated the Elmira Pioneers (6-12) by the score of 5-3 at Colburn Park last night.


In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Pilots took control as they rallied to take a 4-1 lead. With one out in the inning and bases loaded, Austin Logan (UC Davis) flied out to right field allowing Ben Bostick (St. John Fisher College) to score on the sacrifice. With two outs and bases loaded, Tyler McDonald (Millersville University) singled to right field allowing Cash Barker (Texas A&M Kingsville) to score.


In the top of the eighth inning, the Pilots’ lead 5-3. Elmira fought back to make things interesting in the top of the ninth as they were able to load the bases against closer Mark Scott (San Joaquin Delta). With two outs, Scott was able to earn his second save of the season as he was able to make Elmira ground out for the 5-3 putout.


Phillip Flach (Samford University) earned his second win of the season, totaling his record to 2-2. In his seven innings of work, the righty gave up only one run on three hits while striking out seven and walking four.


The Pilots will travel to Damaschke Field to play the Oneonta Outlaws at 7 p.m. tonight. Elmira will also be home tonight. They'll play the Watertown Wizards at Dunn Field, 7 p.m.