March 20, 2010123456789RHE
Win: Nathan Furr (5-0) 6.298206
Loss: Dale Bennett (2-4) 3.21010012
Sanchez Gartman (NEW) 533101
Jovan Rohena (NEW) 533000
Chris Love (NEW) 523000
Zeb Link (CATBB) 513200
Garrett Furr (CATBB) 523000
Brett Huffman (CATBB) 413100
March 20, 20101234567RHE
Win: Nick Lomascolo (3-2) 5.062215
Loss: DJ Hearsey (0-1) 1.156642
Pierce Labrador (NEW) 423000
Wade Moore (CATBB) 323110

Newberry drops pair at Catawba
Saturday, March 20, 2010

SALISBURY, N.C. - The Newberry College baseball team dropped two games to Catawba College on Saturday. Newberry fell, 16-9, in the opener and lost, 23-3, in the nightcap.

Newberry is now 11-17 overall and 1-11 in South Atlantic Conference play heading into Monday night's home game against West Virginia State. Catawba is now 22-7 and 9-6 in SAC play.

Monday's game against West Virginia State is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at the Smith Road Complex.

Game One: Catawba 16, Newberry 9
The Catawba side took advantage of Newberry miscues to put up 10 unearned runs in the first four innings and scored runs late to hold off Newberry.

Catawba scored in the bottom of the first but Newberry answered back with an RBI single from Scott Horvath (Apopka, Fla.). Catawba took the lead for good in the bottom of the second on a three-run homerun with two outs from Wade Moore (Salisbury, N.C.).

Newberry held Catawba scoreless in the third and put up a pair of runs in the top of the fourth to make it a 4-3 game, but Catawba scored six unearned runs in the bottom of the inning to pull away.

Sanchez Gartman (Newberry, S.C.) hit a solo homerun with two outs in the fifth for his second homerun of the series to make it 10-4. The scarlet and gray chipped away at the lead with one run in the sixth and three runs in the seventh to make it 10-8, but Catawba put up four runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull away again. Michael Morin (Miami, Fla.) hit an RBI single in the eighth before Catawba scored twice more in the bottom of the inning to wrap up the scoring.

The middle of the order was productive for Newberry with Gartman, Jovan Rohena (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) and Chris Love (Columbia, S.C.) all going 3-for-5 in the contest. Dale Bennett (2-4; Summerville, S.C.) was tagged with the loss, allowing 10 runs - none of which were earned - in 3-2/3 innings. Moore led Catawba with four RBIs in the game.

Catawba 16, Newberry 9
(Mar 20, 2010 at Salisbury, N.C.) (Game 1)
Newberry............ 010 211 310 - 9 15 4 (11-16, 1-10 SAC)
Catawba............. 130 600 42X - 16 17 6 (21-7, 8-6 SAC)
Pitchers: Newberry - Dale Bennett; Cory Quackenbush(4); Wade Ruff(5); Gary Hersey(7) and Jose Rosa. Catawba - Nathan Furr; Wil Huneycutt(7); Clay Watson(9) and Josh Hohn.
Win-Nathan Furr(5-0) Loss-Dale Bennett(2-4) T-2:52
HR NEW - Sanchez Gartman (5).
HR CATBB - Wade Moore (8); Josh Hohn (5).

Game Two: Catawba 23, Newberry 3
The Catawba offense teed off for 23 hits and five homeruns as the hosts rolled to the series sweep.

Newberry quickly fell into a 3-0 hole after Catawba scored three runs in the second, but brought one run back in the top of the second when Jim Pollack (Homer, Alaska) hit a double and was driven in by a double from Keke Wadsworth (Pomaria, S.C.). However, Catawba put up seven runs in the bottom of the second, with three runs coming on a homerun from John Neese (Summerfield, N.C.).

Pierce Labrador (Lexington, N.C.) led off the third with a double and was driven in on an RBI groundout by Gartman, but Newberry would not be able to generate another run until the seventh inning. Catawba's Corey Parker (Kernersville, N.C.) hit a solo homer, while Ethan Satterfield (Madison, N.C.) recorded six RBIs in a reserve role with homeruns in the fifth and sixth innings. Brett Hatley (Salisbury, N.C.) also hit a two-run homerun.

Labrador was the only Newberry player with multiple hits in the game, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the game.

Catawba 23, Newberry 3
(Mar 20, 2010 at Salisbury, N.C.) (Game 2)
Newberry............ 011 000 1 - 3 9 2 (11-17, 1-11 SAC)
Catawba............. 370 445 X - 23 23 1 (22-7, 9-6 SAC)
Pitchers: Newberry - DJ Hearsey; Evan Brown(2); Zach Tutak(2); Hunter Cox(2); Chris Mansbach(4); Jesus Chirino(5); Wayne Potts(6) and Sanchez Gartman; Zach Upton. Catawba - Nick Lomascolo; Travis McSweeney(6); Corey Norman(7) and Greg Lawson.
Win-Nick Lomascolo(3-2) Loss-DJ Hearsey(0-1) T-2:41 A-256
HR CATBB - Ethan Satterfield 2 (2); Brett Hatley (2); John Neese (7); Corey Parker (2).
Zach Tutak faced 4 batters in the 2nd.