|April 17, 2010||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Dale Bennett (3-5)||9.0||11||4||2||0||4|
|Loss: Jacob White (0-10)||3.1||9||9||9||2||2|
|Stephen Mullis (BC)||3||1||2||0||0||0|
|Kellen Moman (BC)||4||0||2||1||0||0|
|Brett Brinson (BC)||4||0||2||1||0||0|
|Scott Horvath (NEW)||5||3||5||3||0||1|
|April 17, 2010||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Gary Hersey (2-2)||4.0||2||0||0||0||1|
|Loss: Josh Case (1-2)||3.0||2||1||0||2||0|
|E. Renegar (BC)||4||2||2||0||0||0|
|Stephen Mullis (BC)||3||1||2||1||0||0|
|Scott Horvath (NEW)||5||0||4||2||0||0|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - An offensive romp in the first game and a stunning walk-off suicide squeeze bunt with the bases loaded in extra innings highlighted an exciting Senior Day at the Smith Road Complex, as the Newberry College baseball team swept Brevard in Saturday's doubleheader, 16-4 and 5-4 in extra innings.
With the three-game series sweep, Newberry completes the South Atlantic Conference schedule with a 16-30 overall record and a 4-20 SAC record, while Brevard is now 8-34 overall and 2-22 in the league. Newberry's next action comes on Friday, April 30, when the scarlet and gray host Belmont Abbey.
Prior to the games, Newberry honored its nine seniors. The seniors of the Class of 2010 are Dale Bennett (Summerville, S.C.), Chris DeArmas (Homestead, Fla.), Roland Haskins (Alexandria, Va.), Gary Hersey (Key West, Fla.), Scott Horvath (Apopka, Fla.), Michael Morin (Miami, Fla.), Jim Pollack (Homer, Alaska), Wayne Potts (Orlando, Fla.) and Jose Rosa (Keystone Heights, Fla.).
Game One: Newberry 16, Brevard 4
Sanchez Gartman (Newberry, S.C.) went 4-for-5 and was only a double short of the cycle and Bennett pitched a complete game to lead Newberry to the victory in the day's opener.
Newberry opened the scoring in the first after Andy Vogel (Marietta, Ga.) was hit by a pitch and scored on a two-out RBI single by Chris Love (Columbia, S.C.). Gartman crushed a towering homerun off of the top of the scoreboard in right field to lead off the second inning and make it 2-0. Brevard actually took the lead with four runs in the third, but that would be the only frame the Tornados would get a run off of Bennett.
The scarlet and gray ran away with the game in the fourth, sending 14 batters to the plate and scoring 10 runs. Newberry recorded nine hits in the inning, with seven going for extra bases. Hunter Cox (Andrews, S.C.) hit a pair of RBI doubles in the inning, while Horvath mashed a two-run homerun to left-center. Terrence Gray (Newberry, S.C.) and Gartman each hit triples in the inning, while Morin and Love also added doubles.
Newberry scored three runs in the fifth to make it 15-4. Horvath had an RBI single to right and Pollack hit a run-scoring double to bring him home. Newberry was aided by two throwing errors by the Brevard catcher in the inning. An RBI single by Robby Scaggs (North Augusta, S.C.) in the seventh capped the scoring.
Every Newberry starter reached base, with eight of the nine starters reaching at least twice. Horvath went 5-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Gartman also scored three times. Love and Morin were 2-for-5 with two RBIs, while Cox was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Bennett went the distance for the second time this season, moving to 3-5 on the year with four runs - only two earned - on 11 hits in nine innings. He struck out four batters and walked none.
Newberry 16, Brevard 4
(Apr 17, 2010 at Newberry, S.C.) (Game 1)
Brevard 004 0 00 000 - 4 11 2 (8-33, 2-21 SAC)
Newberry 110 (10)30 10X - 16 20 2 (15-30, 3-20 SAC)
Pitchers: Brevard - Jacob White; Tommy Yearty(4); Joseph Lepore(5); Casey Burnette(8) and Jackie Corn; Matthew Ennis. Newberry - Dale Bennett and Jim Pollack.
Win-Dale Bennett(3-5) Loss-Jacob White(0-10) T-2:28
HR NEW - Scott Horvath (5); Sanchez Gartman (8).
FULL BOX SCORE
Game Two: Newberry 5, Brevard 4 (9 innings)
In the seven inning game, Horvath laid down a suicide squeeze bunt with one out and the bases loaded to score the winning run and earn the series and doubleheader sweep. He went 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the nightcap.
Brevard opened the scoring after Eric Renegar (Stuart, Va.) led off with a single and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. A sacrifice fly by Stephen Mullis (Charlotte, N.C.) made it 1-0. Gray led off the bottom of the inning with a single and tied the game on Love's RBI single to make it 1-1. Newberry took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second on a run-scoring groundout by Gray. The Tornados took a 3-2 lead in the third when Kramer Clark (Candler, N.C.) cranked a two-run homerun to left-center.
Newberry regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI double by Gartman and a run-scoring bunt single by Horvath to make it 4-3. However, the Tornados tied it up in the top of the sixth as Mullis and Kellen Moman (Greenville, S.C.) led off the frame with back-to-back doubles to chase Potts, Newberry's starting pitcher, from the game. Hersey came in to put out the fire and escaped the inning unscathed.
The scarlet and gray had chances to win in the sixth and seventh, but both innings came to an end on very tough double plays turned by the Brevard defense.
After a scoreless eighth, Gray led off the inning when he reached on a dropped fly ball and advanced to second. A sacrifice bunt put him on third and Brevard elected to intentionally walk both Gartman and Love to load the bases with one out for Horvath, who was 8-for-9 on the day at that point. After a monstrous swing and a miss, Horvath laid down the perfect bunt to BC pitcher Josh Case (Charlotte, N.C.), who inexplicably threw the ball to first instead attempting to get the force-out at home, giving Newberry a stunning walk-off win.
Potts earned a tough-luck no decision after a solid showing. He had pitched only 10 innings all season before getting the Senior Day nod and went five innings, allowing four runs on six hits, striking out three and walking only one. The Newberry staff walked only six batters all weekend. Hersey moved to 2-2 on the season, allowing only two hits in the final four innings of the game.
Horvath was 4-for-5 with two RBIs, each on bunt singles. Love was 2-for-4, while Morin went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
Newberry 5, Brevard 4
(Apr 17, 2010 at Newberry, S.C.) (Game 2)
Brevard 102 001 000 - 4 8 1 (8-34, 2-22 SAC)
Newberry 110 020 001 - 5 12 0 (16-30, 4-20 SAC)
Pitchers: Brevard - Matthew Pruitt; Josh Case(6) and Matthew Ennis. Newberry - Wayne Potts; Gary Hersey(6) and Jose Rosa; Zach Upton.
Win-Gary Hersey(2-2) Loss-Josh Case(1-2) T-2:10 A-343
HR BC - Kramer Clark (4).
Wayne Potts faced 2 batters in the 6th.
FULL BOX SCORE