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Tusculum College0100221107101
Newberry College000010010293
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Brent Gabel (4-0) 8.092127
Loss: Pete Stuppiello (1-2) 6.086523
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Skip Talarek (TC) 423202
Anthony Dillenger (NEW) 512000
T.J. McCord (NEW) 502100
Dean Walker (NEW) 502000
Josh Buckley (NEW) 402000
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Tusculum College0111120015153
Newberry College01001204105
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Kenny Lewis (5-0) 5.072114
Loss: Will Folk (0-3) 2.157612
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Keith Jenkins (TC) 332210
George Hanger (TC) 412200
Adam Hicks (TC) 222210
Matt Webb (TC) 412400
T.J. McCord (NEW) 402000


Tusculum sweeps doubleheader against Newberry
Saturday, March 5, 2005

NEWBERRY, S.C. � Visiting Tusculum College was too much for the Newberry Indians in the opening weekend of South Atlantic Conference baseball play, as the Pioneers swept a doubleheader by scores of 7-2 and 15-4 Saturday afternoon.  Newberry drops to 6-10 (0-2 SAC) on the season, while Tusculum improves to 14-5 (2-0 SAC).

In the first game, Tusculum rode the arm of starter Brent Gabel (Conneautville, Pa.) to a 7-2 win.  Gabel (4-0) went eight innings, scattering nine hits and striking out seven.

The Pioneers scored two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to put the game out of reach.  Pioneer cleanup hitter Skip Talarek (Great Falls, Va.) hit two home runs in the contest, both solo shots.  For the game, Talarek went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

Newberry did swing the bat well, collecting nine hits on the afternoon, but left 11 runners stranded on the base paths.  Indian shortstop Anthony Dillenger (Gaffney, S.C.) went 2-for-5, and hit Newberry�s only home run of the game, a solo shot in the eighth.  Dean Walker (Afton, Tenn.) and T.J. McCord (Manning, S.C.) also went 2-for-5.  

Tusculum second baseman Michael Axt (Woodstock, Ga.) hit his first home run of the season off the first pitch of the seventh inning.

Newberry starter Pete Stuppiello (Gilbert, S.C.) went six innings, striking out three and surrendering five earned runs.  Stuppiello (1-2) was credited with the loss.

In the nightcap, Tusculum scored 11 runs in the third inning and never looked back, swatting the Indians 15-4.  The Pioneers knocked out two Indian pitchers in that inning, and sent an astonishing 15 batters to the plate.
 
The Pioneers jumped on the board first in the second inning, by means of a towering solo home run courtesy of Talarek.  Talarek hit three four-baggers on the afternoon, giving him five total for the season.

Newberry came back to tie the game in the bottom of that same inning, as Indian designated hitter Clark Mullins (N. Augusta, S.C.) scored from third after a Bruce Johnson (Morehead City, N.C.) single up the middle.

But Newberry was not able to recover after Tusculum�s third inning, as the Indians were only able to muster three more runs over the next five frames.

Newberry freshman Will Folk (Charleston, S.C.) picked up the loss, moving his record to 0-3 on the year.  Tusculum starter Kenny Lewis (Scottsville, Va.) was awarded the win, making his record a perfect 5-0 this season.

Tusculum returns to historic Kirkland Field on Sunday to play the last game of the weekend series against Newberry College.  First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.