GREENVILLE, S.C. � Newberry College baseball lost 6-5 in 11 innings to 25th-ranked University of South Carolina-Aiken in non-conference action Wednesday night at Greenville Municipal Stadium in Greenville, S.C.
Newberry fell to 16-24 on the season and USC-Aiken improved to 26-12.
With the first four innings of the game scoreless, USC-Aiken�s Chad Jacobsen tagged Newberry starter Ernie Castellano for a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the fifth.
After getting Pacer catcher Josh Eachues out on a ground ball that deflected off of Castellano to shortstop Anthony Dillenger, Jacobsen hit a 2-1 pitch over the left field fence.
Newberry got one run back in the bottom of the sixth inning when sophomore second baseman David Tunstill drove in a run on a sacrifice fly to center field with the bases loaded and one out.
Pacer third baseman Ken Raborn added some insurance to a one run lead in the top half of the eighth inning with a solo homerun off Newberry reliever Stephen Byrd. USC-Aiken drove in two more runs in the inning for a 5-1 lead.
Martin added an RBI single in the eighth for the Indians and drove in another run in the ninth with a bases loaded walk. Newberry drew within one run in the last of the ninth after Clark Mullins reached on a bases loaded fielder�s choice to make the score 5-4.
Then with two outs and runners on first and third, senior Matthew Webb drive a 3-2 pitch past the second baseman and into right field to bring the tying run home.
An RBI triple by Nick Ogurchak in the 11th inning pushed USC-Aiken to a hard fought win in Greenville.
Castellano pitched 6.2 innings allowing seven hits and two runs. Will Folk was credited with a loss
Pacer starter Dustin Tyra left the game after going seven innings and giving up one run on five hits. Edwin Keeler came on in relief for the Pacers and picked up his
Newberry travels to Lincoln Memorial University on Friday for the first of a three game set in Harrogate, Tenn. First pitch is at 6 p.m.