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Fairmont State10500017103
Win: Josj Kusich (0-0) 4.063213
Loss: Brent Rembert (0-0) 6.0107612
Luis Cordero (FAIR) 433000
Gilmore Stevens (NEW) 411000
Billy Alm (NEW) 301100
Stuart Kay (NEW) 301010
Dean Walker (NEW) 301000
Anthony Dillenger (NEW) 211211
Jeremy Harris (NEW) 301000
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Fairmont State0200002462
Win: Joel Crisp (0-0) 6.052124
Loss: Chris Barbe (0-0) 2.074401
George Laase (FAIR) 403200
Stuart Kay (NEW) 412101
Dustin Smith (NEW) 412201

Indians homer their way to split with Fairmont State
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 | by by NC Sports Information

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry outfielders Stuart Kay (Greer, S.C.) and Dustin Smith (Conway, S.C.) sent balls out of Kirkland Field to score three of five runs in the third inning of the nightcap, pushing Newberry past Fairmont State University 5-4.  The Fighting Falcons used a five-run third inning of their own to win the first game, 7-3.

Newberry (8-9, 2-1 SAC) is now 2-3 in seven-inning games this season, the variety played today. Fairmont State moves to 4-7 on the season.

Kay led off the third with a solo shot to left center.  Dean Walker (Afton, Tenn.) reached by virtue of being hit by a pitch, then Smith cleared the bags again with a shot that flew over not just the center field fence, but the adjacent O.L. Casey Student Center.  Anthony Dillenger (Charleston, S.C.) doubled to drive in Travis Moore (Blythewood, S.C.), and scored himself from a Billy Alm (Pine Plains, N.Y.) sacrifice fly.

Fairmont scored a pair of runs in the second, and made a serious threat of winning or extending the game in the seventh.  The Falcons scored two runs off would-be closer Tyson Azevedo (Charleston, S.C.).  FSU shortstop George Lasse pounded a ground rule double to right center, scoring two and putting himself and Sam Coakley in scoring position as the potential tying and winning runs.  NC’s Pete Stuppiello (Gilbert, S.C.) relieved Azevedo with two outs, and pitched Nick Pleyo into a close 6-3 putout to end the game and record the save.

Newberry starter Joel Crisp (Summerville, S.C.) made his first decision a win in four appearances.  He allowed five hits and one earned run while striking out four.

Game one had a Newberry homerun of its own when Dillenger’s shot took approximately the same path as Kay’s ball later would.  His long ball would account for two of Newberry’s three runs.

The third inning saw Fairmont State put five runs on the board to build a 6-0 lead that Newberry would hardly challenge.  The Falcons employed aggressive base running (four bases on steals and wild pitches) and timely hitting to score five on five hits, leaving only one runner aboard.

Newberry plays a pair of seven-inning contests tomorrow, hosting Bluefield State College (W.Va.) and Jamestown College (N.D.) at 2:30 and 5 p.m., respectively.