February 26, 20051234567RHE
Shepherd College0011000242
Newberry College410000X561
Win: Russell Haltiwanger (2-1) 5.242147
Loss: Tony Magnanelli (0-0) 6.065532
Steve Kozak (SHEP) 302100
Anthony Dillenger (NEW) 312010
February 26, 20051234567RHE
Shepherd College0030010450
Newberry College0100010255
Win: Scott Koscielniak (0-0) 6.052244
Loss: Jared Locke (0-0) 5.053142
Nicky Brown (SHEP) 311010
Dirk Webb (SHEP) 101020
David Toth (SHEP) 311000
Collin Brown (SHEP) 321100
Matt Noll (SHEP) 301000
Jamall Kinard (NEW) 312000

Indians return to winning ways, split doubleheader with Shepherd College
Saturday, February 26, 2005

NEWBERRY, S.C. � The Newberry Indians split the first of two consecutive doubleheaders with visiting Shepherd College, winning the first game 5-2 and dropping the second 2-4 in Division II baseball action Saturday afternoon.  The Indians (3-7) halted their losing streak at four with a win in the first game.

For the second consecutive contest, the Indians opened up with a big first inning, scoring four runs with two outs in the bottom of the frame.  With Newberry shortstop Anthony Dillenger (Gaffney, S.C.) on second base, T.J. McCord (Manning, S.C.) sent a laser shot into left center for a double. McCord would later score on a wild pitch from Shepherd�s starting hurler Tony Magnanelli (Frederick, Md.), making the score 2-0.

Later in the inning, Indian designated hitter Josh Buckley (Greer, S.C.) hit a grounder to Shepherd third baseman Dirk Webb (Hedgesville, W. Va.) that should have been the final out of the inning, but the ball squirted between his legs and ended up in left field, scoring Indians Daniel Till (Columbia, S.C.) and Ryan Easterby (Charleston, S.C.). 

Indian stating pitcher Russell Haltiwanger (Simpsonville, S.C.) was absolutely dealing this afternoon, allowing only one earned run and four hits, while recording seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings.

The Indians got out of a pickle in the top of the second, as the Rams put runners on first and second with only one out.  Haltiwanger picked off Steve Kosak (Harpers Ferry, W. Va.) at second base for the second out, then Indian catcher Brandon Gardner (Gaffney, S.C.) threw out Eric Chrisman (Winchester, W. Va.) at second while attempting to steal. 

Gardener was the next batter up for the Indians in the second inning, and sent a towering shot over the left field fence on the first pitch to give the Indians the 5-0 lead.

Shepherd was able to get runs back in the third and fourth, but Patrick Egleston (Columbia, S.C.) shut the door in the final two frames, pitching 1.1 innings of hitless baseball. 

Haltiwanger (2-0) was credited with the win and Egleston picked up the save (1).  Magnanelli got the loss for Shepherd.

In the second game, Shepherd College used a three-run third inning to vanquish the Indians 4-2. 

The Indians struck first in the second inning when Jamall Kinard (Newberry, S.C.) reached base on a single to the left side to lead off the inning.  Kinard then proceeded to steal second and advance to third on a passed ball.  Newberry second baseman Matt Webb (Cheraw, S.C.) brought Kinard home with a RBI single, making the score 1-0 in favor of the Indians.

But in the top of the third it was all Rams.  Shepherd second baseman Nicky Brown (Hedgesville, W. Va.) led off the inning with a double off of Indian starting pitcher Jared Locke (Inman, S.C.).  With one out and runners on first and third, Collin Brown (Durham, N.C.) singled to right, but advanced all the way to third base after a fielding error by the Indians.  C. Brown would come home on a ground ball from Kosak to make the score 3-1 Rams. 

Shepherd added a run in the sixth after two fielding errors from Indian relief pitcher Josh Page (Columbia, S.C.) pushed home C. Brown.

The Indians tried to rally in both the sixth and seventh, but Shepherd starting pitcher Scott Koscielniak (Severn, Md.) and closer Todd Coder (Woodbridge, Va.) were too much for the Newberry bats.

Locke (1-2) was issued the loss for Newberry, while Koscielniak (1-0) picked up the win for the Rams.  Coder was awarded a save for his perfect work in the seventh.

These two teams return to Kirkland Field tomorrow at 1 p.m. for another doubleheader.