NEWBERRY, S.C. � Newberry College baseball finished this weekend�s three game series 2-1 with Barry University after a 6-3 come back win at Greenville Municipal Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Barry opened the scoring in the second inning, stringing together three singles and a sacrifice for two runs. The Buccaneers then added another run in the top half of the third on an Andrew Frezza single to the left side scoring Barry catcher Orestes Gonzalez.
Newberry began to chip away at the Barry lead in the bottom half of the fourth. Junior designated hitter David Tunstill reached base with a one out infield single, followed by a pair of singles from corner infielders Ryan Easterby and Matt Webb.
Then catcher Brandon Gardner drew a four pitch walk from Barry starter Jayson Brown with the bases loaded to pick up his fifth RBI of the season.
With the lead cut to 3-1, Newberry rallied in the bottom of the eighth inning for five runs on two hits and an error.
After a Brandon Mand groundout, outfielder Chad Perschbacher placed a single down the leftfield line. Then second baseman Casey Faulkenberry reached on a fielding error by Barry shortstop Nick Shaw, moving Perschbacher to third.
On the very first pitch to designated hitter David Tunstill, Faulkenberry broke from first. As soon as Barry catcher Orestes Gonzalez released the throw down to second, Perschbacher bolted for home. The junior from Makanda, Ill. scored and pulled the Indians to within a run.
Tunstill grounded to the pitcher, but Faulkenberry advanced to third. After Easterby walked and Webb was hit by a pitch, Brown was relieved by Jesse Nabor.
Nabor then walked Gardner with the bases loaded to bring in the tying run. It was Gardner�s second RBI via walk of the afternoon.
The Indians proceeded to take the lead on an Anthony Dillenger blooper over the first baseman�s head that plated Webb and Easterby. With a two run lead, Brandon Gardner stole home to give Newberry a three run edge.
In the top half of the ninth, Stephen Byrd finished a complete game retiring the side in order. The junior from Vero Beach, Fla. scattered eight hits and didn�t allow a run after the third inning while striking out four.
The victory was Byrd�s second of the weekend and right-handed pitcher moves to 4-0 on the season.
Dillenger finished the day 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Gardner was 1-for-2, driving in two.
The Indians next play on Wednesday against USC-Upstate at Greenville Municipal Stadium with first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m.