|April 10, 2004||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Joel Crisp (5-1)||4.0||4||2||2||1||2|
|Loss: Max Fischer (0-6)||1.1||4||3||3||0||1|
|Curtis Bell (PC)||5||1||3||2||0||0|
|Stuart Kay (NEW)||4||0||3||1||0||0|
|April 10, 2004||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Zach Matthews (3-0)||7.0||7||0||0||1||1|
|Loss: Stuart Kay (3-4)||5.0||6||4||2||2||1|
|Curtis Bell (PC)||4||1||3||2||0||0|
|Robert Locke (NEW)||2||0||2||0||0||0|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Freshman second baseman Matt Webb (Cheraw, S.C.) hit a ninth-inning double to lift Newberry over Presbyterian, 8-7, in game one of a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader at Kirkland Field Saturday afternoon. The Blue Hose took the rubber match with Zach Matthews' seven-hit complete game shutout, 5-0, in the nightcap.
Game One: Newberry 8, Presbyterian 7
The Indians came back from a four-run deficit and two two-run deficits in game one, scoring the game-winning run in the ninth with one out. Anthony Dillenger (Gaffney, S.C.) singled to open the inning, and Ryan Easterby (Charleston, S.C.) struck out, setting the stage for Webb's heroics. Webb slapped an 0-2 pitch into right field, deep enough to bring Dillenger around from first to score.
Russell Haltiwanger (Simpsonville, S.C.) had a shaky start, surrendering four runs in the opening inning. Curtis Bell (Gilbert, S.C.) and Jake Lunnen (Sylva, N.C.) provided the offensive punch, consecutively hitting two-RBI doubles to score four of the first five batters. The Indians trimmed the lead to one run with a Dillenger RBI single and Webb's first double that plated two.
Billy Alm (Pine Plains, N.Y.) and Stuart Kay (Greer, S.C.) pushed across Webb and Gilmore Stevens (Edgefield, S.C.), who reached on a walk and a single, respectively. Newberry's two fifth-inning runs tied the game at five, and another pair of runs in the eighth tied the game at seven. Alm singled to get aboard, then scored from a Dean Walker (Afton, Tenn.) fielder's choice. Clark Mullins (North Augusta, S.C.) hit a two-out single to score designated hitter Dustin Smith (Conway, S.C.).
Joel Crisp (Summerville, S.C.) collects the win in four innings of work to improve to 5-1. Max Fischer (Cumming, Ga.) entered the game in the eight inning, allowing three NC runs for the loss.
Game Two: Presbyterian 5, Newberry 0
PC made the most of its seven hits, scoring five runs, while Newberry put nothing on the board with its seven hits. Bell sent a double down the third base line to score one run, and came home on a fielding error for the second of three runs in the PC third inning. Davan Abney (Taylors, S.C.) singled for the third. Robert Rodebaugh (Marietta, Ga.) and Bell batted in runs four and five in the fifth and seventh frames.
The Indians found themselves in scoring position only six times, with only Smith getting as far as third base in the fourth inning. The home team stranded seven over the course of the game.
Matthews (Batesburg, S.C.) remains undefeated at 3-0, while Kay drops to 3-4 in five innings of work.
Newberry looks to avenge an earlier loss to Limestone College at home Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Presbyterian will travel up Interstate 26 to face USC Spartanburg at the same time.