The Worcester Tornadoes took the second game of a three-game set when they defeated Newark, 7-2, on Sunday afternoon.
Chris Torres ended the scoring drought in the fourth inning when he launched a two-run home run, giving Worcester a 2-0 lead.
The Bears would cut the lead in half in the bottom half of the inning after James Roche doubled and later scored on an error by the Tornadoes.
Worcester would come right back in the fifth with three more runs, as Brandon Kelliher hit a two-run home run of his own. First baseman Michael Gedman would score on an error by the Bears’ defense, to put the Tornadoes on top, 5-1.
Leading off the bottom of the seventh inning, center fielder Charlie Stewart hit his first career professional home run to make it 5-2.
The Tornadoes tacked on an insurance run in each of the eighth and ninth innings to secure the victory.
The Bears and Tornadoes meet in the rubber match of the series and final game of the season on Monday at 6:35 p.m.