Newark scored five runs in the first inning and only added on to their lead afterwards as the Cougars cruised by the Colts 11‑4.
Cougar Bobby Neves went 2‑4 with four runs driven home. Ryan Hugens and Sean Martin each had a pair of hits and two RBIs.
The Cougars scored five times in the first inning and added three more in the 4th to build a 8‑1 advantage halfway into the contest. The Colts made a bid to come back when they pushed across two runs in the bottom half of the 4th, but the Cougars would score three more times in the final inning to close out the game.
“Newark came out strong against us and gave us a tough time to come back,” said outfielder Kyle Uomoto. “We did had our chances to come back with my runners on base but could not get the clutch hitting.”
Logan’s Anthony Bona attempted to rally the troops going 2‑3 with two runs batted in. Aeryk Hernandez and Martin Cervantez each had an RBI in the losing effort.
With the win, first place Newark Memorial improved to an undefeated mark of 8‑0. Having dropped their last three games, the Colts fell to 4‑4 and tied for third place with Irvington in the MVALs.
“Hopefully we can face Newark again in the MVAL tournament and reverse the score,” said Uomoto.
The Colts have allowed 22 runs to cross the plate in their last two games. With only four more league games remaining on the schedule, Logan will have to break the trend if they even plan to clinch a MVAL playoff birth.
Last place Kennedy will host the Colts on Friday.