March 02, 2005123456789RHE
Lander University003000200581
Newberry College002010000343
Win: Tyler Addison (1-2) 3.111122
Loss: Pat Egleston (0-1) 3.252115
Ryan Brisby (LANDER) 512100
Kevin Davis (LANDER) 412000
Jamall Kinard (NEW) 311010
T.J. McCord (NEW) 411100
Dean Walker (NEW) 301200
Brandon Gardner (NEW) 201020

Newberry gives #9 Lander all they can handle, falls late 5-3
Wednesday, March 2, 2005

NEWBERRY, S.C. � The #9-ranked Lander Bearcats used a two-run seventh inning to defeat the Newberry Indians 5-3 in Division II baseball action Wednesday afternoon.  Newberry is 6-8 overall heading into this weekend�s South Atlantic Conference opener against Tusculum.

Lander struck first in their half of the third, roughing up Indian starting pitcher Russell Haltiwanger (Simpsonville, S.C.) for two errors and two hits to take a 3-0 lead.  Bearcat third baseman David Walton (Oak Harbor, Wash.) and left fielder Ryan Roeder (Waterloo, Ontario) both hit RBI singles for Lander. 

Not deterred, Newberry came back in their half of the inning after a slap bunt base hit by Indian leadoff man Jamall Kinard (Newberry, S.C.).  The speedy Kinard moved to second on a passed ball and stole third base.  After surrendering a walk to Anthony Dillenger (Gaffney, S.C.), giving the Indians runners at first and third with only one out, T.J. McCord (Manning, S.C.) grounded to second base, scoring Kinard.  Dillenger passed home plate courtesy of a two-out single by Dean Walker (Afton, Tenn.), cutting the Bearcat lead to a single run, 3-2.

Newberry tied the game at three in the fifth, after a McCord crushed a triple to the center field wall.  McCord scored on a sacrifice fly from Walker.

Newberry reliever Patrick Egleston (Columbia, S.C.) was cruising until the top of the seventh, when he gave up back-to-back singles to Walton and Bearcat first baseman Ryan Brisby (Kennewick, Wash.).  Egleston was pulled in favor of reliever Josh Page (Columbia, S.C.), but the damage was done as both runners would score, leaving Lander with the 5-3 advantage.

After that inning, Lander relievers William Dudley (Greenwood, S.C.) and Chris Marks (Browns Summit, N.C.) shut the door, combining to pitch three innings of no hit ball.

The final line for Egleston (0-1) was three and two-thirds innings pitched, giving up five hits and recording five strikeouts.  Despite his good outing, he was credited with the loss.   Tyler Addison (Toccoa, Ga.) picked up his first win of the season (1-2) for Lander.

The Indians are back in action at historic Kirkland Field this Saturday, as the Indians host SAC rival Tusculum College for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.