|May 11, 2007||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|University of Tampa||0||1||2||0||0||1||2||0||2||8||11||1|
|Win: Ross Jackson (7-4)||5.0||2||0||0||1||8|
|Loss: David Tunstill (0-2)||7.0||8||6||6||1||5|
|Troy Ferguson (TAMPA)||5||2||2||3||0||1|
|Ryan Kennedy (TAMPA)||5||1||2||1||0||0|
|Roberto Mena (TAMPA)||5||1||2||2||0||1|
|Tyler Manasa (NEW)||4||0||2||0||0||0|
|Clark Mullins (NEW)||4||1||2||1||0||1|
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Newberry College fell in the final bout of a three game set with 1st ranked nationally University of Tampa on Sunday afternoon at Greenville Municpal Stadium in Greenville, S.C. Tampa scored it's first four runs via the longball and improved to 45-9 and the Indians finished their season at 19-33.
Tampa built an early lead with a solo homerun from shortstop Roberto Mena in the top half of the second inning. The Spartans added another pair of runs on a two-run blast over the rightfield fence by leftfielder Troy Ferguson. A third homer came in the top of the sixth, when rightfielder Craig Corrado touched up Newberry starter David Tunstill over the leftfield fence.
The Indians pushed across one run in the bottom of the sixth when David Tunstill slapped a single past the first baseman to plate freshman Scott Horvath.
Adding two runs in the seventh and ninth innings for an 8-1 lead. Then, in the bottom of the ninth, senior Clark Mullins hit a first pitch fastball down in the rightfield
Newberry senior Anthony Dillenger played all nine positions for the Indians. Starting at shortstop, Dillenger played the second at third base, the third at second base, the fourth in rightfield, the fifth in centerfield, the sixth in leftfield, the seventh at catcher, the eighth at first base, and the ninth at pitcher. The Gaffney, S.C. native recorded an assist at second base and robbed Tampa' Junior Mejia in the fifth with a diving catch in right centerfield.
In his inning of work on the mound, Dillenger struck out one batter, showing a lively fastball and a good offspeed pitch.
In the final game of the season, Newberry honored nine graduating seniors. Matt Awtrey, Matt Cote, Ryan Easterby, Anthony Dillenger, Will Folk, Clark Mullins, and Zach Stiles received Outstanding Senior Awards in the form of commerorative bats. Fellow seniors Brandon Gardner and Matt Webb received awards as well. Gardner was a recipient of the team leader award, along with junior Brandon Petty. The team leader award is given to the players that demonstrate leadership by example in all phases of the program, the team leader is willing to go against the grain in support of his coaches and program.
Also honored in a seperate award was senior Matt Webb. Webb, along with sophomore David Tunstill, were give the purple heart award. The purple heart award is given to the players that have an impact on a daily basis while fighting through season-long injuries.
The Newberry baseball also gave special thanks to student assistant trainer Darterian Moore for the 10th man award and owners of Greenville Municpal Stadium Greg and Renee Cassidy were presented with an team autographed batting helmet.