March 04, 200712345678910RHE
Newberry College0020000020491
Carson-Newman Eagles00000022015172
Win: Mark Carroll (0-0) 1.200021
Loss: Travis Howard (0-1) 2.051100
Chase Bailey (NEW) 403000
Brandon Burchfield (CNC) 613000
Nick Achberger (CNC) 413211

Indians Fall to Eagles in Extra Innings 5-4
Sunday, March 4, 2007

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. � Nick Achberger led off the 10th inning with a solo homerun to beak a 4-4 tie as Carson-Newman defeated Newberry College 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at the Silver Diamond Complex.

Carson-Newman moves to 14-6 overall and 7-1 in South Atlantic Conference play.  The Indians fall to 7-13 overall and 3-3 in league play.

Newberry would break a scoreless tie in the third inning, scoring two runs on two hits.  Anthony Dillenger led off the frame with a double to left.  Adam Spadafora would reach base on an error by Eagle pitcher Justin Higdon to put runners at the corners with nobody out.  The Indians would then execute a double steal as Dillenger swiped home to score the first run of the game.  Kris Garcia wrapped a single to left to plate Spadafora, giving the Indians a two-run lead.

The Eagles would tie the game at 2-2 in their half of the seventh.  Catcher Jim Doran would single to right-center to score Jason Gray while Adam Kefauver drove in a run with a two-out single.

In the home half of the eighth, Carson-Newman would score two more runs to take a 4-2 lead.  Cory McGinnis and Brandon Burchfield had back-to-back singles to start the inning.  Acheberger drove McGinnis home with a single to right.  Gray would give Carson-Newman a two-run lead with a RBI single up the middle.

The Indians would fight back however, plating two runs in the ninth to tie the game at 4-4.  Chase Bailey led off with a double to left.  Dillenger would then get hit-by-a-pitch and pinch-hitter would draw a walk to load the bases with only one out.  Pinch-runner Casey Faulkenberry would score on an error by Eagle shortstop Langdon Potts to draw to within one run.  Garcia lifted a sacrifice fly to right which would score Dillenger from third to even the score. 

In the Carson-Newman 10th, Achbeger would deliver the game-winning hit as he connected on a homerun to left to give the Eagles the victory.

For Newberry offensively, Bailey led at the plate, going 3-for-4.  Achberger finished the game 3-for-4 with a run scored and two runs driven in to lead Carson-Newman.

Mark Carroll picked up the victory in relief while Indian reliever Travis Howard (0-1) received the loss.

Newberry will travel to Miami Shores, Fla. to face Barry University on Tuesday evening.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.