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Railsplitters take both games of doubleheader to sweep series from Newberry
Chris Love hit a homer and went 2-for-5 in the first game

Railsplitters take both games of doubleheader to sweep series from Newberry
Saturday, April 10, 2010

HARROGATE, Tenn. - The Newberry College baseball team dropped both ends of Saturday's South Atlantic Conference doubleheader to the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters. Newberry fell, 7-6 in 11 innings, in the opener and the Railsplitters won the second game, 13-2.

With the losses, Newberry falls to 13-28 overall and 1-20 in SAC play, while LMU is now 21-20 overall and 11-10 in the league. Newberry returns to action on Monday in Hickory, N.C., with a non-conference game against Lenoir-Rhyne before traveling to Florence to take on Francis Marion on Wednesday. Newberry closes the SAC schedule with a three-game home series against Brevard on Friday and Saturday at the Smith Road Complex.

The "Diamond in the Rough" night, where all female fans in attendance get a chance to search for a diamond on the playing field, will be Friday's 7 p.m. game. The team's "Senior Day" will take place prior to Saturday's doubleheader, which is slated for 2 p.m.



Game One: Lincoln Memorial 7, Newberry 6 (11 innings)
Newberry came back to tie the game in the eighth inning, but an RBI infield single from Ben Adelburg (Madisonville, Fla.) with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave LMU the win.

Pierce Labrador (Lexington, S.C.) led off the game by drawing a walk and moved to third on a single by Jovan Rohena (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico). Chris Love (Columbia, S.C.) brought Labrador home with a sacrifice fly to make it a 1-0 game. LMU tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Chase Quarles (Rogersville, Tenn.) scored on a bases loaded double play ball.

Sanchez Gartman (Newberry, S.C.) hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the third and Love followed that up with his fifth homerun of the season to make it 3-1. Adelburg hit a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the frame to knot the game up at 3-all.

Andy Vogel (Marietta, Ga.) gave Newberry the lead again in the fifth coming off the bench with a pinch-hit two-run homerun, his second of the season, to make it 5-3. The Railsplitters' Gelson Perez (Gurabo, Puerto Rico) hit a solo shot in the bottom of the frame and LMU tied it up in the bottom of the sixth when Nick Langley (Blaine, Tenn.) scored on a Newberry error.

LMU took the lead for the first time in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Langley, but the Railsplitters left the bases loaded, leaving the score at 6-5.

With two outs in the top of the eighth, Labrador hit an RBI single up the middle to tie the game. Newberry would load the bases, but Love struck out to end the threat.

Lincoln Memorial got one runner on base in the eighth and Newberry stranded a runner on second in the ninth inning. In LMU's half of the ninth, reliever Gary Hersey (Key West, Fla.) sat the 'Splitters down in order to send the game into extra innings. It was Newberry's first extra inning game of the season.

Neither team could get anything going in the 10th inning, but Newberry will feel the 11th inning was an opportunity missed. Love and Scott Horvath (Apopka, Fla.) hit back-to-back singles to lead off the inning and Jim Pollack (Homer, Alaska) was intentionally walked to load the bases with none out. However, a Vogel strikeout and two outs in the infield left the bases full. Newberry stranded 15 runners on base in the game.

Perez hit a one-out single through the right side and Garrett Copeland (Knoxville, Tenn.) hit a single to left with two outs. A wild pitch put the runners on second and third and Adelburg's infield single to third base put an end to the extended game.

Newberry starter Dale Bennett (Summerville, S.C.) had a solid outing, allowing six runs - only four earned - on eight hits, striking out five and walking five in eight innings of work. Hersey (1-2) was tagged with the loss, allowing the game-ending run after 2-2/3 innings of work, allowing only three hits, all of which were in the 11th inning.

LMU starter Cody Church (Seymour, Tenn.) allowed six runs - five earned - on nine hits in 7-2/3 innings, but the Railsplitter bullpen did not allow Newberry to score. Quarles (3-0) picked up the win after leaving the bases full in the top of the 11th with no damage.

Vogel went 2-for-4 with two RBIs on the pinch-hit homerun, while Labrador, Love and Horvath all went 2-for-5, with Love recording two RBIs. LMU was led offensively by Perez, who was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a homer and two walks. Adelburg notched three RBIs.

Lincoln Memorial 7, Newberry 6
(Apr 10, 2010 at Harrogate, Tenn.) (Game 1)
Newberry........ 102 020 010 00 - 6 11 3 (13-26, 1-19 SAC)
Lincoln Memorial 102 011 100 01 - 7 11 2 (20-20, 10-10 SAC)
Pitchers: Newberry - Dale Bennett; Gary Hersey(9) and Jim Pollack. Lincoln Memorial - Cody Church; Garrett Copeland(8); Ray Burchell(8); Austin Johnson(11); Chase Quarles(11) and Brett Crawford; Nick Langley.
Win-Chase Quarles(3-0) Loss-Gary Hersey(1-2) T-3:10 A-150
HR NEW - Chris Love (5); Andy Vogel (2).
HR LMU - Gelson Perez (4).
Weather: Clear, lower 60s
G. Copeland faced 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Two: Lincoln Memorial 13, Newberry 2
An eight-run fifth inning allowed the Railsplitters to pull away and clinch the series sweep. LMU's Copeland opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a two-run single, and Terrence Gray (Newberry, S.C.) cut the lead in half with a two-out RBI single in the second. However, the Railsplitters took the lead to 4-1 on a two-run double by Adelburg in the third.

Newberry cut the lead to two runs in the top of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Jose Rosa (Keystone Heights, Fla.), but LMU streaked away with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth. Cody Baker (Knoxville, Tenn.), Quarles and Langley each recorded two RBIs in the inning. Copeland and Isaac Edmonds (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) each recorded solo RBIs. Another RBI from Baker in the sixth completed the scoring.

Newberry starter Chris Roman (Kissimmee, Fla.) fell to 2-7 on the year, allowing 10 runs - eight earned - in 4-1/3 innings on only six hits, striking out seven. Rohena went 2-for-4 and was the only Newberry player with multiple hits in the game.

LMU starter Brandon Cowan (Tequesta, Fla.) moved to 3-3 on the season, pitching all seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits.

Lincoln Memorial 13, Newberry 2
(Apr 10, 2010 at Harrogate, Tenn.) (Game 2)
Newberry............ 010 100 0 - 2 7 2 (13-18, 1-20 SAC)
Lincoln Memorial.... 202 081 X - 13 12 1 (21-20, 11-10 SAC)
Pitchers: Newberry - Chris Roman; Hunter Cox(5); Zach Tutak(5); Kyle Christian(6) and Jose Rosa. Lincoln Memorial - Brandon Cowan and Nick Langley; Nick Pressley.
Win-Brandon Cowan(3-3) Loss-Chris Roman(2-7) T-2:14 A-0
Weather: Clear, mid 70s
Hunter Cox faced 1 batter in the 5th.