May 02, 20091234567891011RHE
Nova Southeastern10101000000383
Newberry000010200014101
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Chris Roman (4-5) 2.200012
Loss: Zach North (1-3) 0.021100
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Dale Alberto (NSB) 512101
Brayan Valencia (NSB) 502010
Pete Simon (NSB) 402000
Thomas Berryhill (NEW) 512100
John Kirkland (NEW) 512000
Michael Morin (NEW) 412110
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Nova Southeastern01201037120
Newberry0000000051
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Isaac Hicks (8-2) 7.050004
Loss: Chauncey Mattei (1-5) 1.233320
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Brayan Valencia (NSB) 423000
Casio Grider (NEW) 301000
John Kirkland (NEW) 301000
Tyler Hartman (NEW) 301000
Edmund Gravely (NEW) 301000
C.J. Tyrkala (NEW) 301000
Newberry splits Saturday twinbill with Nova Southeastern
Pollack's pinch hit two-run double in the seventh kept the Newberry hopes alive


Newberry splits Saturday twinbill with Nova Southeastern
Saturday, May 2, 2009

NEWBERRY, S.C. - A come-from-behind win for Newberry College in the first game highlighted a split doubleheader with Nova Southeastern University at the Smith Road Complex on Saturday. Newberry took the first game in 11 innings by a 4-3 count, while Nova Southeastern won the second game, 7-0.

Newberry moves to 20-24 on the season entering Sunday's Senior Day twinbill against the Sharks. First pitch tomorrow is set for 1 p.m. Nova Southeastern is now 35-16 on the year.

Game One: Newberry 4, Nova Southeastern 3 (11 innings)
A pinch hit two-run, two-out double from Jim Pollack (Homer, Alaska) kept Newberry hopes alive late in the game, and an RBI double from Thomas Berryhill (Aynor, S.C.) gave the hosts the come-from-behind 4-3 win.

Nova took the lead off of Newberry starter Josh McElwee (Andrews, S.C.) in the top of the first, loading the bases with the first three batters of the game and took a 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly from J.D. Martinez (Pembroke Pines, Fla.).

Dale Alberto (Davie, Fla.) pushed the lead to 2-0 with a solo homerun in the third and Martinez added a solo shot of his own in the fifth.

Newberry put its first run on the board in the bottom of the fifth after Tyler Hartman (Deland, Fla.) led off with a double to left-center. Michael Morin (Miami, Fla.) drove Hartman home with a double down the left field line to cut the margin to two runs.

The scarlet and gray rallied in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game up. John Kirkland (Orlando, Fla.) led off with a single to center and there were runners on the corners after Berryhill reached on an error. Jovan Rohena (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) loaded the bases with a two-out walk, and Pollack's two-run double tied the game up.

McElwee held the Sharks at bay with a solid eight-inning performance, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking out five and walking five, while picking up no decision. Chris Roman (Kissimmee, Fla.; 4-5 record) pitched 2-2/3 innings of solid relief to pick up the win after inheriting two runners from Chauncey Mattei (Greenville, S.C.).

Nova starter and national strikeout leader Michael Fiers (Pompano Beach, Fla.) allowed three runs - one earned - in 10 innings on the hill, striking out seven. But the bullpen proved to be the Sharks' downfall, as Zach North (Miami, Fla.; 1-3 record) gave up consecutive doubles to the only batters he saw.

Morin was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI for Newberry, while Berryhill was 2-for-5 with the game-winning RBI.

Newberry 4, Nova Southeastern 3
(May 02, 2009 at Newberry, S.C.) (Game 1)
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Nova Southeastern... 101 010 000 00 - 3 8 3 (34-16)
Newberry............ 000 010 200 01 - 4 10 1 (20-23)
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Pitchers: Nova Southeastern - Michael Fiers; Zach North(11) and Matt Fisher. Newberry - Josh McElwee; Chauncey Mattei(9); Chris Roman(9) and Jose Rosa; C.J. Tyrkala; Zach Upton.
Win-Chris Roman(4-5) Loss-Zach North(1-3) T-3:20
HR NSB - Dale Alberto (6); J.D. Martinez (15).
FULL BOX SCORE

Game Two: Nova Southeastern 7, Newberry 0
After a 1-hour, 18-minute rain delay in the first inning, the Sharks turned on the heat to back up a five-hit shutout from Isaac Hicks (Fort Myers, Fla; 8-2 record).

Berryhill started the game and looked to be in control until the rains came. He is expected to start again tomorrow. Mattei (1-5 record) picked up the loss after allowing three runs. Jonathan Escarza (Miami, Fla.) drove in NSU's first run in the second, while Riann Spanjer-Furstenburg (Pretoria, South Africa) and Pete Simon (Lake Worth, Fla.) picked up RBI's in the third.

Hicks kept the scarlet and gray off the basepaths, with no Newberry runner reaching scoring position until the bottom of the seventh. NSU's Rhys Roberts (Parkland, Fla.) plated a run in the top of the fifth, while the Sharks extended their lead in the seventh with a sac fly from Simon and a two-run double by Dexter Butler (Key West, Fla.).

Nova Southeastern 7, Newberry 0
(May 02, 2009 at Newberry, S.C.) (Game 2)
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Nova Southeastern... 012 010 3 - 7 12 0 (35-16)
Newberry............ 000 000 0 - 0 5 1 (20-24)
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Pitchers: Nova Southeastern - Isaac Hicks and Michael Hartley. Newberry - Thomas Berryhill; Chauncey Mattei(1); Gary Hersey(3) and C.J. Tyrkala.
Win-Isaac Hicks(8-2) Loss-Chauncey Mattei(1-5) T-3:25 A-312
FULL BOX SCORE