|March 01, 2005||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Ty Rollins (1-1)||3.0||6||2||2||1||3|
|Loss: Phillips (1-1)||0.1||5||4||4||0||1|
|T.J. McCord (NEW)||6||0||4||1||0||0|
NEWBERRY, S.C. � The Indians of Newberry College pummeled six different Limestone pitchers for a combined 17 hits in a 13-6 rout of the visiting Saints. Newberry, winners of three straight, improve to 6-7 on the season, while Limestone falls to 10-7.
Today�s victory was even sweeter for the Indians, considering Limestone came back from a five-run deficit in the late innings to defeat Newberry 6-5 last Wednesday.
The Saints drew first blood on the afternoon, converting two infield hits and a throwing error to push two runs across in the top of the first.
Limestone would hold that 2-0 advantage until the fourth inning, when Newberry would take the lead on RBI singles from Josh Buckley (Greer, S.C.) and T.J. McCord (Manning, S.C.), giving Newberry a 4-2 edge. McCord, reigning South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, went 4-for-6 with a RBI. Buckley had a terrific game at the plate as well, going 3-for-5.
Limestone and Newberry would score two runs in their respective halves of the 5th inning, making the score 6-4 entering the sixth inning. In the top of that inning the Saints would knot the game at six, courtesy of a RBI double from Matt Craig (Lincolnton, N.C.), and a sacrifice fly from leadoff man Travis Clary (Gaffney, S.C.).
However, Newberry put the game out of reach in the bottom of the sixth. After a double steal from Clark Mullins (N. Augusta, S.C.) and Dean Walker (Afton, Tenn.), Newberry catcher Brandon Gardner (Gaffney, S.C.) drove both runners home on a single up the middle of the infield. Gardner and Buckley would go on to score in the inning, making the count 10-6 in the favor of Newberry.
Daniel Phillips (Gaffney, S.C.), who came in to work the sixth for the Saints, only lasted a third of an inning, surrendering five hits and four earned runs.
Limestone got something working in the eighth inning, loading the bases with only one out. But reliever Will Folk (Charleston, S.C.) would get a force out at home, and a pop fly to second base to get out of the inning.
Newberry�s Anthony Dillenger (Gaffney, S.C.) hit the game�s only round-tripper, a two-run towering shot over the left field fence in the bottom of the eighth.
Rollins (1-1) picked up his first win of the season for the Indians in a relief appearance, while Limestone�s Phillips (1-1) was credited with the loss.
Newberry is back in action tomorrow, when the Indians host the #9 Lander Bearcats at historic Kirkland field. The first pitch is slated for 2:30 p.m.