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Win: B. Gabel (3-2) 7.052227
Loss: Pete Stuppiello (1-1) 6.0107711
Brandon Manasa (NEW) 401000
Nick Martin (NEW) 201000
Jimmy Bertelson (NEW) 411000
Gray Berryhill (NEW) 301000
Tyler Manasa (NEW) 301200
S. Talarek (TC) 322010
M. Riggs (TC) 422201
G. Stotser (TC) 412301
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Win: K. Lewis (2-0) 5.272213
Loss: Danny Bertelson (0-3) 2.114443
Jimmy Bertelson (NEW) 403000
T. Mayfield (TC) 413100

Baseball drops pair to Tusculum
Saturday, March 4, 2006

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Skip Talarek recorded a pair of doubles and scored four runs on the day as the Tusculum College baseball team swept a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader over visiting Newberry College Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Park.  The Pioneers paced starting pitcher Brent Gabel to a seven-run lead en route to a 7-2 win in the opener.  TC (12-6-1, 2-0 SAC) rallied from a 2-0 deficit with a five-run third inning as the Pioneer captured the nightcap 8-2.

Game 1: Tusculum 7, Newberry 2
Tusculum posted 11 hits, including home runs by Matt Riggs and Greg Stotser as the Pioneers won 8-2.  Talarek went 2-for-3 with two doubles and scored a pair himself, while Riggs and Stotser also tallied two hits each.

Gabel, the reigning SAC Pitcher of the Week, tossed seven innings, allowed five hits, two runs, walked two and struck out seven.  Gabel improves his record to 3-2 and goes to 9-0 in his career in SAC games.

Tusculum scored two runs in its first at-bat as Talarek drew a two-out walk and scored on Riggs' homer to left field.  TC added three runs in the fifth inning as Talarek reached on a two-out double and Riggs moved him to third on his infield hit.  Stotser clubbed his fifth home run of the season as he blasted a shot down the left field line for a 5-0 TC lead.

With TC leading 7-0, Newberry plated two runs in the seventh inning when Tyler Manasa drove in both with his single down the right field line, scoring Jimmy Bertelson and Anthony Orr.

Game 2: Tusculum 8, Newberry 2
Tyler Mayfield with 3-for-4, while Talarek and Tim Brown scored two runs each as Tusculum rallied to an 8-2 victory.

The Indians drew first blood with two runs in the second inning as Carlos Pupo doubled down the left field line to drive in Chris Rahal and Anthony Dillenger to a 2-0 Newberry lead.

In the third inning, the Pioneers sent 10 batters to the plate, scoring five runs on three hits.  Josh Wolff got the scoring started with a bases-loaded walk and Mayfield drove in the tying run with his base hit.  Adam Beacham provided the big hit of the frame with his two-run single, which was followed by Jake Corley's run-scoring single.

Holding onto a 5-2 lead and with two-runners on, Tusculum pitcher Wes Hill relieved starter Kenny Lewis and got the final out of the inning as he struck out pinch hitter Gray Berryhill to halt the threat.

With the win, Lewis improves his record to 2-0 on the year, while Hill earns his second save of the year and 17th of his career, one shy of tying a school record.

Jimmy Bertelson went 3-for-4 for the Indians (6-17-1, 0-2 SAC), while Pupo posted a 2-for-3 effort in the loss.

The two teams will close out the weekend series on Sunday with a single-game at 1 p.m.