FLORENCE, S.C. � Newberry College baseball fell in non-conference action on Wednesday, March 28, to #29-ranked Francis Marion University, 12-4, at Cormell Field.
Francis Marion improves to 22-13, while the Indians drop to 15-21.
Junior left fielder Nick Martin led Newberry with a 4-for-4 night that included a two-run double. Right fielder Scott Horvath was 3-for-4, while both first baseman David Tunstill and second baseman Kris Garcia each had two hits.
An RBI groundout by Thomas Berryhill in the first and the two-run double by Martin in the second helped stake the Indians to an early 3-1 lead. However, Newberry could not hold a 4-2 advantage as FMU came to bat in the last of the fifth. The Patriots scored once each in the fifth and sixth innings and then plated three runs in the seventh and five insurance tallies in the eighth.
Junior left-hander Zach Farry (3-1), the third of four FMU hurlers got the win, while junior right-hander Dylan Owen recorded his first save of 2007 and the second of his career.
Junior right-hander Travis Howard (0-2) allowed six runs and was the losing pitcher.
The Indians next play a three game set with Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C. with a doubleheader Saturday, March 31, with first pitch at noon. Newberry will play the third game of the series on Sunday and that game will start at 1 p.m.