Newby throws 6 strong innings in loss (Baseball)

July 29, 2010
Joe Newby

Soldotna’s Joe Newby threw a season-high 84 pitches and retired 10 consecutive batters at one point, yet it wasn’t enough to fight off defeat.

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs right-handed pitcher, in his sixth professional season, earned a spot start tonight and showed moxie in going six innings, his longest outing in 27 appearances this season.

Unfortunately, it came in a 4-1 loss to Bridgeport in the Atlantic League.

Newby, of Kenai Post 20 fame, allowed four hits and just two runs while striking out three.

The Alaskan has pitched well all season, whether he starts or comes out of the bullpen, as evident of his 2.34 ERA in 57 innings.

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