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Win: Ryan Potter (1-0) 7.042222
Loss: Holsonback (1-3) 0.243310
Mike Kitt (MHC) 633100
Michael Morin (NEW) 413110

Newberry falls to No. 29 Mars Hill in series finale, 13-3
Sunday, March 14, 2010

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College baseball team dropped the finale of its South Atlantic Conference series with No. 29 Mars Hill, 13-3, at the Smith Road Complex on Sunday afternoon.

Newberry falls to 11-13 overall and 1-8 in SAC play, while Mars Hill moves into first place in the SAC at 14-7 overall and 10-2 in the league.

The Lions jumped on Newberry starter Sean Holsonback (North Augusta, S.C.; 1-3) early, getting three runs in the top of the first on an RBI single from Rusty Smith and a two-run double by Kris Torrance. Holsonback lasted on two-thirds of an inning before being relieved by D.J. Hearsey (Oviedo, Fla.).

Newberry got a run back in the bottom of the first after Michael Morin (Miami, Fla.) led off with a walk, stole second and scored after two Newberry groundouts. However, Mars Hill pushed the lead to 5-1 on an RBI triple from Adam Lewis, who scored on an error.

Morin smacked an RBI double off of the left field wall with no outs in the bottom of the third to cut the Lion lead to 5-2, but was stranded on third base at the end of the inning. The Lions would take advantage of Newberry miscues to run away with the game. MHC scored unearned runs in the fourth, sixth and eighth to push the lead to 9-2. Mars Hill scored four runs in the top of the ninth and the scarlet and gray got one run on a Scott Horvath (Apopka, Fla.) double and a Morin single, but could get no more runs to give the Lions the series sweep.

Morin was 3-for-4 in the game with a double, a walk and one RBI. Hearsey went 6-1/3 innings, allowing four runs - only one of which was earned - on three hits, five walks and four strikeouts. Ryan Potter (1-0) picked up the win for Mars Hill, allowing two earned runs on four hits in seven innings.

Newberry hosts Coker at 6 p.m. Tuesday in non-conference action before heading to Catawba next weekend for a three-game set.

Mars Hill 13, Newberry 3
(Mar 14, 2010 at Newberry, S.C.)
Mars Hill........... 320 101 024 - 13 12 3 (14-7, 10-2 SAC)
Newberry............ 101 000 001 - 3 6 3 (11-13, 1-8 SAC)
Pitchers: Mars Hill - Ryan Potter; Charles Anthony(8); Kyle Dietrich(8) and Adam Lewis; Ben Hunt. Newberry - Sean Holsonback; D.J. Hearsey(1); Wayne Potts(8); Wade Ruff(8); Zach Tutak(8); Chris Mansbach(9) and Jose Rosa; Patrick Regalado.
Win-Ryan Potter(1-0) Loss-Sean Holsonback(1-3) T-3:04 A-195
Weather: Partly Cloudy, Low 50s
Wayne Potts faced 2 batters in the 8th.