|April 14, 2004||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Pete Stuppiello (2-2)||1.0||2||1||1||1||0|
|Loss: Jerod Summer (3-2)||7.1||5||4||3||2||2|
|Gilmore Stevens (NEW)||5||1||1||0||0||0|
|Dean Walker (NEW)||2||2||1||1||2||0|
|Dustin Smith (NEW)||2||0||1||2||0||0|
|Billy Alm (NEW)||2||0||1||0||0||0|
|Robert Locke (NEW)||4||0||1||0||0||0|
|Matthew Webb (NEW)||3||0||1||0||1||0|
|Ryan Steen (USCA)||4||1||2||1||0||0|
AIKEN, S.C.--Dean Walker�s RBI single in the eighth inning broke a 3-3 tie and lifted Newberry College (20-27) to a 4-3 win over USC Aiken (24-19) in non-conference baseball action on Wednesday night at Roberto Hernandez Stadium. In the process, the Indians snapped the Pacers eight-game home winning streak and their streak of nine-straight non-conference wins.
Newberry also snapped an eight-game losing streak to USCA with their first win over the Pacers since April 11, 2000.
With the score knotted at 3-3 in the top of the eighth, Anthony Dillenger reached first and advanced to second on a throwing error by the pitcher. Stuart Kay�s ground out moved Dillenger to third with one out. Against a drawn in infield, Walker slapped one back up the middle, just past a diving Tony Hanks to plate Dillenger with the eventual game-winning run.
Walker went 1-for-2 with one RBI, two runs scored, and a pair of walks. Dustin Smith was also 1-for-2 with two RBI for the Indians.
Newberry got on the board in the first with a two-on, two-out double to left center off the bat of Smith to make it 2-0.
USC Aiken chipped away with one in the second on an RBI single to right field by Ryan Steen. Daniel Quartararo�s RBI ground out in the fifth tied it at 2-2. Steen was the lone player in the game with a multi-hit night, going 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI, and one run scored. Quartararo had his 19 game hitting streak snapped.
In the top of the sixth, the Indians reclaimed the lead on Travis Moore�s sacrifice fly. But USCA answered in the bottom of the seventh with the equalizer, an RBI single through the right side by Ashley Farr.
USC Aiken had one final chance in the ninth, but with two on and one out, Robert Davis grounded out to second base and Bradley Key fouled out to the catcher.
Jerod Summer (3-2) went a season-best 7.1 innings allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks, striking out two in the loss. Peden Rucker gave up one hit and one walk in 1.2 innings of relief.
Keith Camp made the start for Newberry in his first action of the season tossing 4.0 innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks in the no-decision. Pete Stuppiello (2-2) worked 1.0 inning surrendering one earned run on two hits in the win while Tyson Azevedo (8) held the Pacers hitless over the final 2.0 innings for the save.
USC Aiken will travel to Kennesaw, Ga. this weekend for a three-game Peach Belt Conference series with Kennesaw State starting Friday, April 16 at 6:00 PM. Newberry will play at Mars Hill in a three-game South Atlantic Conference series starting Saturday, April 17 with a doubleheader at 12:00 PM.