February 25, 2012123456789RHE
Mars Hill100000000132
Win: Josh McElwee (2-0) 8.031127
Loss: Zach Davies (1-3) 5.076542
Joey Belviso (MHC) 302000
Robby Scaggs (NEW) 502100
Andy Vogel (NEW) 422110
Albert Baur (NEW) 402300
February 25, 20121234567RHE
Mars Hill10300004110
Win: Josh Dean (3-1) 6.133365
Loss: Will Robbins (0-1) 2.174402
Michael Bueker (MHC) 412000
Joey Belviso (MHC) 412000
Coty Pate (MHC) 312210
Christian Diaz (MHC) 412000
Robby Scaggs (NEW) 402100
Wolves split Saturday twinbill with Mars Hill
Josh McElwee allowed only 3 hits in 8 innings

Wolves split Saturday twinbill with Mars Hill
Saturday, February 25, 2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College Wolves split a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader with the Mars Hill Lions on Saturday at the Smith Road Complex. Newberry won the opener 6-1 before the Lions earned a 4-3 win in the second game.

Newberry is now 6-8 on the season with a 3-2 SAC record, while Mars Hill is now 4-10 and 2-3 in the league. The teams will play the series' rubber game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Game One: Newberry 6, Mars Hill 1
Senior starter Josh McElwee (Andrews, S.C.) moved to 2-0 on the season with a pitching gem to lead the Wolves to a victory in the season opener. He allowed one run on three hits in 8.0 innings with seven strikeouts.

McElwee allowed the run on two first inning hits, then calmed down to cruise through the Mars Hill order, with help behind him as the defense turned two inning-ending double plays.

The offense started at a disadvantage with the 1-0 deficit in the first inning but jumped on Lions starter Zach Davies, with Andy Vogel (Marietta, Ga.) driving in a run with a single and Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) hitting a two-run single to put Newberry up 3-1.

Zach Morgan (Simpsonville, S.C.) reached on an error in the second and came home on an RBI single by Robby Scaggs (North Augusta, S.C.) to make it 4-1. Baur and Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) drove in runs in the fifth inning to cap the Newberry scoring.

Baur, Scaggs and Vogel each had two hits in the game, with Baur leading the game with three RBIs. MHC's Joey Belviso had two hits for the Lions.

Newberry 6, Mars Hill 1
(Feb 25, 2012 at Newberry, S.C.) (Game 1)
Mars Hill...... 100 000 000 - 1 3 2 (3-10, 1-3)
Newberry....... 310 020 00X - 6 7 0 (6-7, 3-1)
Pitchers: Mars Hill - Zach Davies; Tony Hearrell(6) and Jacob Rand. Newberry - Josh McElwee; Matt Chapman(9) and Matt Gaine.
Win-Josh McElwee(2-0) Loss-Zach Davies(1-3) T-2:10

Game Two: Mars Hill 4, Newberry 3
The Lions jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first three innings before the Wolves charged back in the seventh inning, but the game-tying run ended the game on third base to give MHC the split.

Belviso hit a first inning double and scored on a Cody pate single to open the scoring, and Pate's RBI double and a Jake Wooten two-run single in the third staked the Lions out to a 4-0 lead.

Mars Hill pitcher Josh Dean kept the Wolves off of the basepaths, and Newberry was unable to record a hit until Baur's leadoff single in the fifth inning.

Newberry got on the board in the bottom of the seventh, as Sheridan was hit by a pitch, Evan Darr (North Augusta, S.C.) walked and Morgan walked to load the bases. DJ Roberts (Chapin, S.C.) brought home a run with a walk and Scaggs and Vogel each drove home a run. However, the tying run was left standing 90 feet away when a groundout brought an end to the game.

Scaggs was 2-for-4 in the game, while four Lions notched two hits.

Mars Hill 4, Newberry 3
(Feb 25, 2012 at Newberry, S.C.) (Game 2)
Mars Hill...... 103 000 0 - 4 11 0 (4-10, 2-3)
Newberry....... 000 000 3 - 3 3 0 (6-8, 3-2)
Pitchers: Mars Hill - Josh Dean; Andy Runion(7) and Matt Mayo. Newberry - Will Robbins; Jonathan Rosenberger(3) and Chas Goodwin.
Win-Josh Dean(3-1) Save-Andy Runion(1) Loss-Will Robbins(0-1) T-2:20 A-266