|March 21, 2004||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Stuart Kay (2-2)||6.0||9||5||5||2||6|
|Loss: Brandon Wright (0-6)||3.0||4||4||4||1||2|
|Jonathan Mary (C-N)||5||1||2||0||0||0|
|Nathan Gravley (C-N)||5||1||2||1||0||1|
|Derrick Calkin (C-N)||4||1||2||2||0||1|
|Ryan Haun (C-N)||4||0||2||0||0||0|
|Anthony Dillenger (NEW)||4||2||2||2||0||1|
|Travis Moore (NEW)||4||2||2||1||0||1|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College's baseball team may have lost the war, but they won the battle Sunday afternoon in holding on to defeat Carson-Newman, 7-6, in NCAA action at Kirkland Field. After dropping games one and two of the series Saturday, the Indians (13-15, 3-6 SAC) rebounded in the finale to avoid the Eagle season sweep and to record a 4-2 week overall. Carson-Newman moves to 15-17-1 with the loss, 3-6 in league play.
The home team cashed in on a two-run Anthony Dillenger (Gaffney, S.C.) dinger, followed by Stuart Kay's run off Dean Walker's RBI single, to score three in the third inning to break a one-all tie. Kay (Greer, S.C.) plated Dillenger in the first frame to get the Tribe on the board after Carson-Newman jumped on top with a first inning Nathan Gravley (Cartersville, Ga.) two-out homerun.
Kay wins his second game of the year to even his record. Tyson Azevedo (Charleston, S.C.) pitched a perfect ninth to pick up his conference-leading seventh save and his second of the week. Eagle starting pitcher Brandon Wright (Hixson, Tenn.) remains winless in six decisions.
Both teams scored a trio of runs in the middle innings. Newberry first baseman Travis Moore (Blythewood, S.C.) continued the homerun derby, smashing one to left field in the fourth to mark his fifth round tripper of the season. His counterpart, Derrick Calkin (Maryville, Tenn.) answered that homer with his own in the sixth inning to pull Carson-Newman as close as 6-4.
Calkin's RBI single in the fourth accounted for C-N's second run. Walker (Afton, Tenn.) sacrificed to center field to score Billy Alm (Pine Plains, N.Y.), and Moore came home off a two-out Eagle error to score single runs in the fifth and sixth stanzas.
The game's fifth home run belonged to Carson-Newman. Catcher Chris Borntraeger (Lexington, Ky.) opened the seventh inning with his first homer of the year. C-N scored again with a pair of hits, a Newberry error, and Brian Chapman's groundout RBI to second base.
Newberry plays three non-conference games during the week, starting with West Virginia State University Monday at 3 p.m. Coker College comes to town for a Wednesday night game at 6, then WVSU swings back through for a Thursday 3 p.m. start.
### GO INDIANS ###