The Newberry College Wolves baseball team recently competed in the annual split squad Fall World Series, with the "3 ½ Minute Run Stinks" taking a 2-1 series win over the "Lack of Focus Dudes".
Game One: 3 ½ Minute Run Stinks 13, Lack of Focus Dudes 2
Big innings in the third, fifth and ninth lifted 3 ½ Minute Run Stinks to a Game One victory. Redshirt freshman Alex Kirby, junior Hunter Cox and freshman Joey Defrank led the offense as all three players went 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs apiece. Freshman Will Robbins picked up the win, going 4.0 innings and giving up just one hit while striking out four batter. Freshman Jonathan Rosenberger was tagged with the loss.
Game Two: Lack of Focus Dudes 3, 3 ½ Minute Run Stinks 1
Junior Chris Harper's two-out double in the seventh inning drove in two runs for the Lack of Focus Dudes to tie the series at one game apiece. Harper finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Senior Kevin Rufus and sophomore Chas Goodwin each had two hits to lead the Lack of Focus Dudes. Sophomore Cole Robison started on the mound and pitched into the sixth inning. He had a perfect game through four innings until junior Andy Vogel led off the fifth with a bloop single to right field. Robision finished his outing with four hits and one run allowed with three strikeouts. Freshman Cole Dromer was also just as effective, going 4.1 innings, scattering 5 hits with one unearned run. Junior D.J. Hearsey picked up the win in relief, while freshman Alex Roberts was saddled with the loss.
Game Three: 3 ½ Minute Run Stinks 6, Lack of Focus Dudes 2
Vogel's two-out, two-run homerun propelled 3 ½ Minute Run Stinks to a 6-2 game three win to give them the title. Vogel finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Senior pitcher/first baseman Josh McElwee and freshman shortstop Adam Lawson also went 2-for-4. Rufus went 2-for-4 for the Lack of Focus Dudes. Freshman right-hander Tanner Petrey pitched five innings, allowing two runs on two hits to pick of th win. Junior southpaw Evan Brown was tagged with the loss.