By Seth Orensky
After sweeping their second doubleheader in as many tries at home Saturday, Worcester will take on the Newark Bears for the first of 10 games between the two teams to end the season. The two teams will play for the first time since late June when the Tornadoes took two of three from the Bears here at the HIP.
Tornadoes Daily Tidbits:
1. We know it’s late in the season but we’re always looking for ways to improve our Game Notes. Check out page eight of the game notes to see how your Tornadoes rank amongst the league leaders. We catalogued each Tornado who stands amongst the top 10 and weren’t surprised to see that Jerod Edmondson leads the league with 23 doubles.
2. Saturday’s doubleheader sweep included big contributions from designated hitter/backup catcher Jimmy Best. The George Washington graduate finished 2-for-6 with a two-run extra-base hit in each contest as Worcester won both games easily by identical 8-1 scores. Best was playing in his first two professional games after being signed by the team Saturday morning to replace the injured Mike Samela. He had previously played under bench coach Steve Mrowka and was Brendon Kelliher’s college roomate.
3. While the Bears have been sitting in last place for most of the season, they enter tonight’s game with a game and a half lead over the Tornadoes thanks to a recent hot streak. Since appointing Chuck Stewart as manager on August 1st the Bears are 6-5 including winning their series against the T-Bones. Stewart replaced former St. Louis Cardinal great Ken Oberkfell who stepped down because of health issues.