February 27, 2007123456789RHE
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Dukes (4-0) 7.260013
Loss: Matt Cote (0-1) 5.282122
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Ryan Easterby (NEW) 403000
Sickman (ASU) 302100


Newberry loses 2-0 to Augusta State
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga. � The Newberry College baseball team lost 2-0 in non-conference play on Tuesday night at the hands of 20th ranked Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga.

Newberry (7-9) could not push across a run despite registering six hits off of Jaguar starter Ben Dukes and eight total. The sophomore left-hander went 7.2 innings striking out three and walking one.

Augusta State (12-5) picked up the first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth on an Alex Sickman single into centerfield that plated second baseman Robbie Fite.

The Jaguars picked up an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth. The Indians put two men on in the ninth, but were unable to drive in any runs.

After Newberry starter Darren Ruark left the game in the second inning, reliever Matt Cote went 5.2 innings allowing both Jaguar runs, though one was unearned. Cote falls to 0-1 on the season.

Senior third baseman Ryan Easterby had three hits, all singles and leftfielder Nick Martin had a pair of singles as well.

The Indians return to action Wednesday afternoon as the scarlet and gray host USC-Upstate at Greenville Municipal Stadium in Greenville, S.C. First pitch is scheduled 4 p.m.

Directions to Municipal Stadium
From Newberry College

Take College Street/121 towards Interstate 26
Follow the signs for Interstate 26 West towards Spartanburg
Travel approximately 20 miles on 26 West until you come to the I-26/I-385 Interchange
Take the I-385 Interchange (Exit 51) (approximately 29.6 miles)
Merge onto US-276 West via Exit 30 towards Mauldin/Greenville (approximately 2.6 miles)
Turn left onto West Butler Road (approximately 1.6 miles)
West Butler Road will turn into Mauldin Road (approximately 0.9 miles)
Stadium will be on your left.

From the Columbia Area
Take Interstate 26 West towards Spartanburg
Take the I-385 Interchange (Exit 51) (approximately 29.6 miles)
Merge onto US-276 West via Exit 30 towards Mauldin/Greenville (approximately 2.6 miles)
Turn left onto West Butler Road (approximately 1.6 miles)
West Butler Road will turn into Mauldin Road (approximately 0.9 miles)
Stadium will be on your left.