|February 19, 2004||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Russell Haltiwanger (3-1)||5.0||1||1||1||3||4|
|Loss: De. Williams (0-0)||5.0||5||3||2||3||6|
|D. Davis (CLAFLIN)||2||1||1||0||1||0|
|Dustin Smith (NEW)||4||2||2||3||1||0|
|Stuart Kay (NEW)||3||1||2||2||1||0|
|Ryan Easterby (NEW)||5||0||2||1||0||0|
|Anthony Dillenger (NEW)||2||3||2||1||2||0|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College produced its second 11-run game in a row, but this time played defense as well as offense, en route to a 11-2 victory over Claflin University on an unusually warm Thursday afternoon at Kirkland Field. The Indians (5-3) previously knocked off Claflin (2-6) in Orangeburg in come-from-behind fashion on February 5.
Newberry held a 3-1 advantage after five innings, but broke away in the next two frames, using five safeties, two bases on balls, and a Claflin error to score seven runs. During the scoring spree, Dustin Smith (Conway, S.C.) doubled twice and Anthony Dillenger (Gaffney, S.C.) hit his own two-bagger to pick up three and two RBI, respectively.
Sophomore Russell Haltiwanger (Simpsonville, S.C.) picked up his third win of the young season by pitching five innings of one-hit, one-run baseball, and striking out four. Senior Billy Alm (Pine Plains, N.Y.) finished the game and recorded his season-first save, being hit only twice and fanning three. Claflin pitcher DeMece Williams, a Newberry native, had his homecoming spoiled, allowing five hits and three runs in the loss.
Claflin scored its fourth-inning run with aggressive base running by Johnathan Ritter (Eutawville, S.C.) and David Hudson�s bat. Ritter reached on balls, stole second, and moved to third on a wild pitch. Hudson (Lexington, S.C.) then singled to center to put Claflin within a run of Newberry. The Panthers capitalized on three Indian errors to score Darryl Davis (Eutawville, S.C.), the only Claflin batter to get a hit in the inning.
In addition to Smith�s and Dillenger�s heroics, Indian outfielder Stuart Kay (Greer, S.C.) plated two baserunners on a 2-for-3 day. Freshman Ryan Easterby (Charleston, S.C.) had two safeties and a RBI, and Dean Walker (Afton, Tenn.) and Gilmore Stevens (Edgefield, S.C.) each singled, scored, and batted in a run.
Newberry will next travel to Augusta State next Tuesday, with the first pitch slated for 2 p.m.