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Wolves drop pair at Carson-Newman to close out SAC season

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Newberry Wolves dropped both ends of Saturday's doubleheader at Carson-Newman, with two big innings leading to a 12-4 Eagles win in game one and a walkoff homer giving the hosts a 7-6 win in the second game.

Newberry completes the regular season with a 19-25 overall record and finishes in sixth place in the South Atlantic Conference with a 12-15 league record. Pairings for the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament will be announced later today.

Game One: Carson-Newman 12, Newberry 4
The Eagles put up four runs in the third inning and five runs in the fifth inning to earn a comfortable win and tie the series at one game apiece.

C-N's Lance Rorex hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the first inning and Zach Long led off the bottom of the third with a solo homer. The Eagles loaded the bases and RBI singles from Rorex and Phillip Duncan, as well as a bases loaded hit batsman gave the hosts the 5-0 lead.

Newberry cut into the lead in the fourth with a Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) RBI single and a fifth inning RBI groundout from Andy Vogel (Marietta, Ga.) to cut the lead to 5-2. But the Eagles put up five unearned runs in the fifth and a two-run homer from Bo Ausmus in the eighth gave the hosts a 12-2 lead.

Pinch hitter Zach Morgan (Simpsonville, S.C.) hit a two-run single in the top of the ninth, but there was no comeback in order for Newberry.

Mario Rojas (Miami, Fla.) fell to 5-4 on the season with the loss, allowing five runs in two innings. Kevin Rufus (Andrews, S.C.) and Robby Scaggs (North Augusta, S.C.) each had two hits in the game.

Carson-Newman 12, Newberry 4
(Apr 14, 2012 at Jefferson City, Tenn.) (Game 1)
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Newberry........ 000 110 002  -  4 10  3  (19-26, 12-14 SAC)
Carson-Newman... 104 050 02X  - 12 13  1  (23-23, 12-14 SAC)
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Pitchers: Newberry - Mario Rojas; Jonathan Rosenberger(3); Will Robbins(6); Aaron Bishop(7); Wade Ruff(8) and Matt Gaine; DJ Roberts. Carson-Newman - Chris Armstrong and Mason Guymon.
Win-Chris Armstrong(3-2)  Loss-Mario Rojas(5-4)  T-2:30  A-201
HR C-N - Zach Long (1); Kyle Koeneman (17); Bo Ausmus (3).
FULL BOX SCORE

Game Two: Carson-Newman 7, Newberry 6
The Wolves saw the go-ahead run thrown out at the plate in the top of the seventh inning and Rorex's walkoff homerun in the bottom of the seventh gave the Eagles the series win.

Newberry took the lead in the top of the first on an Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) RBI single but two-run homers from Kyle Koeneman and Rorex in the bottom of the frame gave C-N an early 4-1 lead.

Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) hit a two-run double in the second after a Rufus double to cut the lead to one run and that duo hit back-to-back RBI two-out singles in the fourth to give Newberry a 5-4 lead.

Rorex and Trace Rogers drove in runs in the fifth to make it a 6-5 C-N lead, but Rufus' RBI double with two out in the top of the sixth tied the game at 6-all.

Baur hit a one-out single in the top of the seventh, but was thrown out at the plate on Scaggs' subsequent double. Rorex's second homer of the game gave the Eagles the win and the series win.

Matt Chapman (Summerville, S.C.; 2-1) was hit with the loss. Camp and Rufus each has three hits, while Baur and Scaggs each had a pair.

Carson-Newman 7, Newberry 6
(Apr 14, 2012 at Jefferson City, Tenn) (Game 2)
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Newberry........ 120 201 0 -  6 10  2  (19-27, 12-15 SAC)
Carson-Newman... 400 020 1 -  7 10  2  (24-23, 13-14 SAC)
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Pitchers: Newberry - Alex Roberts; Evan Brown(5); Matt Chapman(6) and Chas Goodwin; Matt Gaine. Carson-Newman - Ben McKinney; Brandon Timmerman(3); Ryan Fillers(4) and Mason Guymon.
Win-Ryan Fillers(6-5)  Loss-Matt Chapman(2-1)  T-2:10  A-151
HR C-N - Kyle Koeneman (18); Lance Rorex 2 (2).
FULL BOX SCORE

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