Tornadoes drop Rapidz
TORNADOES 4, RAPIDZ 2
The Worcester Tornadoes took an early lead and held on the beat the visiting Ottawa Rapidz, 4-2, in Can-Am Baseball League action last night.
Worcester improved its season record to 13-7, and Ottawa fell to 4-17.
The Tornadoes scored one run in the third inning and three in the third against Rapidz starting pitcher Noel Baca III, whose record fell to 1-3.
He allowed four runs — all earned — on six hits in 5 2⁄ innings.
3 Worcester starter Junior Guerrero (2-1) held Ottawa scoreless during his six innings, allowing three hits with two strikeouts.
John Birtwell pitched the ninth to earn the save.
Meanwhile, the Rapidz completed a trade with the El Paso (Texas) Diablos yesterday, getting infielder David Keesee for future considerations.
Keesee was activated in time for last night’s game in Worcester. Thirdstring catcher Maxime Bouchard was released to make room on the roster.