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Win: Chris Roman (1-0) 9.040026
Loss: JD Broderick (0-2) 2.031100
Josh Bower (WVSTATE) 301010
Chad Chambers (WVSTATE) 301000
JD Broderick (WVSTATE) 301000
Tyler Nunn (WVSTATE) 301000
Thomas Berryhill (NEW) 414200

Roman goes the distance in Newberry's 6-0 win over WVSU
Thursday, March 27, 2008

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Freshman pitcher Chris Roman pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout as the Newberry College baseball team shut out West Virginia State University, 6-0, at the Smith Road Complex on Thursday evening.

Roman (Kissimmee, Fla.; 1-0) picked up his first career win, complete game and shutout as he struck out six batters and only issued two walks in nine innings of work. The win gives the Indians a three-game winning streak and boosts them to 13-20 on the season.

The Yellow Jackets fall to 14-7. JD Broderick (0-2) picked up the loss for WVSU.

Newberry opened the scoring in the bottom of the second after David Tunstill (Melbourne, Fla.) led off with a single. He advanced to third on a single by Thomas Berryhill (Aynor, S.C.) and scored on a sacrifice bunt from Brandon Mand (Laurinburg, N.C.).

The Indians extended the lead to 3-0 in the third. Phillip Bartz (LaCrescent, Minn.) reached base on a one-out single and advanced to third when the the attempt to catch him stealing sailed into centerfield. With two outs, Nick Martin (Morehead City, N.C.) plated Bartz with a single through the left side. Another Berryhill single would score Martin later in the frame.

Newberry capped the scoring with a trio of runs in the seventh. Tunstill plated Bartz with a one-out sacrifice fly and Berryhill pushed Jovan Rohena (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) across with his fourth single of the game. Berryhill scored the final run of the game when WVSU's first baseman dropped the potential third out on C.J. Tyrkala's (Palm Harbor, Fla.) at bat.

Berryhill finished the game 4-for-4 with 2 RBIs and one run scored to lead the Newberry offense.

Roman was the star of the show for the Indians though, as no Yellow Jacket reached second base in the game. It was only the second career start for the freshman.

The Indians will look to carry the momentum from this week's wins over West Virginia State into the crucial South Atlantic Conference series against Wingate University. The series between Newberry and the Bulldogs begins Friday at 7 p.m. at the Smith Road Complex.