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Win: Jimmy Bowman (2-0) 2.210001
Loss: Joel Crisp (3-1) 0.143200
David Yount (WU) 515400
Gilmore Stevens (NEW) 523000
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Wingate University2004000692
Win: Eric Brown (4-5) 7.051139
Loss: Russell Haltiwanger (3-6) 7.0964510
Tim Bowman (WU) 412100
Andrew Connor (WU) 412000
David Yount (WU) 322210
Stuart Kay (NEW) 312101

Wingate tops Newberry in SAC doubleheader
Saturday, April 3, 2004

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Wingate University employed different methods of defeating Newberry College Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader at Kirkland Field. In the opener, the Bulldogs squeezed ten runs out of its fifteen hits compared to the Indians' six runs in a contest with two ties and three lead changes. The second game saw less offense, with Wingate scoring two and four runs in the first and fourth to knock off the home team 6-1.

Newberry drops to 15-23, 3-11 in the league, while Wingate improves to 10-24 and 8-4 in SAC play.

Game One: Wingate 10, Newberry 8
Wingate senior shortstop David Yount (Forest City, N.C.) was five-for-five with four RBI and a stolen base as the Bulldogs defeated Newberry College 10-8 in the first game of a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Newberry Saturday evening.

The Bulldogs scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally for the win. Yount plated an insurance run with a single in the top of the seventh. Wingate sophomore pitcher Jimmy Bowman (Hiddenite, N.C.) improved to 2-0 overall with the win in relief.

In the seventh, Wingate senior catcher Chad Emery (Fairview, N.C.) doubled with one out. Bulldog freshman second baseman Shaughn Neal (Matthews, N.C.) singled and moved to second on an error as Emery advanced to third.

Wingate tied the game at 8-8 when sophomore third baseman Tim Bowman (Low Gap, N.C.) reached on an error, scoring Emery and moving Neal to third. Senior outfielder Andrew Connor (Randleman, N.C.) plated the game-winner with an infield single, scoring Neal.

Yount singled later in the inning to score Bowman with the 10th run for the Bulldogs. The 2003 Academic All-American had a two-RBI single in the fourth inning as Wingate took a brief 5-3 lead.

Newberry scored four in the bottom of the fourth inning to go up 7-5. The Indians put together four runs on seven hits and one Wingate error in the fourth frame. The big hit for the hosts was a two-RBI single by freshman third baseman Ryan Easterby (Charleston, S.C.).

Wingate scored two in the sixth and Newberry added a single spot in the bottom of the sixth to set the stage for the Bulldog seventh inning. Yount had an RBI single in the sixth, while the visitors plated another run on a sacrifice fly by senior outfielder Andrew Brockington (Florence, S.C.).

Newberry senior pitcher/designated hitter Billy Alm (Pine Plains, N.Y.) had an RBI single in the sixth inning. Alm was three-for-five with three RBI in the first game. Indian senior outfielder Stuart Kay (Greer, S.C.) hit a two-run home run in the first inning to give the hosts an early 3-0 lead.

Game Two: Wingate 6, Newberry 1
The Bulldogs used a four-run fourth to build on a 2-1 lead and allowed only one score, that being Kay's two-out homer in the first frame. Three of four Bulldogs singled to open Wingate's fourth inning. Yount tripled to drive in two runs, then came home on a throwing error.

Wingate grabbed the early first-inning lead after a controversial play with two outs. Yount dribbled a ground ball that Indian second baseman Matt Webb (Cheraw, S.C.) routinely handled and threw to first. The catch was made cleanly, and the throw appeared to be well in time, but Yount was called safe. After the contested play, Newberry gave up two walks and a passed ball to account for both runs.

Bowman, Connor and Yount collected two hits each for the Dogs in the nightcap, while Kay was the only Indian to record more than one safety. Eric Brown (Hamlet, N.C.) improves to 4-5 on the year, striking out nine and giving up five hits in the complete game win.

The teams face off tomorrow at 3 p.m., with Newberry looking to break an eight-game losing streak.

### GO INDIANS ###