Wolves power to 15-1 and 12-4 wins over West Alabama

Wolves power to 15-1 and 12-4 wins over West Alabama
Saturday, February 2, 2013 | by Newberry to push Tigers for series sweep on Sunday

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves broke out the big bats to take both ends of Saturday's doubleheader against the West Alabama Tigers at the Smith Road Complex. Newberry took the first game 15-1 and won the second game 12-4.

Newberry moves to 3-0 on the season and West Alabama drops to 0-3 on the year. The Wolves will look for the series sweep at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Game One: Newberry 15, West Alabama 1
Starter Jonathan Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) avoided a couple of early jams and went six innings without allowing a run and the offense rewarded him by scoring in the first five innings to cruise to a 15-1 win.

Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) opened the offense with a two-out triple in the first inning and a hard-hit double by Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.) gave the Wolves an early 1-0 lead.

The Wolves loaded the bases in the second inning on a single by Jermale Paige (Walterboro, S.C.), a walk by Chas Goodwin (Greer, S.C.) and a single from Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.). Alex Siler (Longwood, Fla.) roped a single to center to start the scoring parade. Andy Vogel (Marietta, Ga.) brought home a run when he was hit by a pitch, making it a 3-0 Newberry lead.

Cranmer broke the game wide open with a bases-clearing three-run triple and was brought home on a Barbieri sacrifice fly to push the lead to 7-0. After a double by Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.), Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) hit an RBI single to cap a seven-run inning.

Goodwin led off the bottom of the third with a single and a Camp double put a runner in scoring position. Siler's sacrifice fly made it a 9-0 game.

The big innings weren't done, as the Wolves scored four in the bottom of the fourth. Consecutive singles from Baur, Sheridan and Paige loaded the bases and a Goodwin groundout brought one run home, while a Camp triple plated two. Camp scored when Vogel reached on an error and made it a 13-0 lead.

Baur led off the fifth with a triple and a sacrifice fly from pinch hitter JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) pushed Newberry's lead to 14-0.

UWA got on the board for the first time in the seventh inning on Jack Cockrum's sacrifice fly.

The Wolves answered when Albert Baur scored on an error in the bottom of the frame.

Baur led the Wolves at the plate, going 4-of-6 and scoring four runs. Camp went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs. Cranmer went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs and Paige went 2-for-3 two runs.

Rosenberger moved to 1-0 on the season, allowing only four hits and striking out five and walking only one.

Newberry 15, West Alabama 1
(Feb 02, 2013 at Newberry, S.C.) (Game 1)
West Alabama... 000 000 100 - 1 6 3 (0-2)
Newberry....... 171 410 10X - 15 19 0 (2-0)
Pitchers: West Alabama - Nick Bolleter; Zach Parks(3); Luke Macdonald(5); Neal Lambert(6); Logan Colvin(7); Drew Wilson(8) and Jack Cockrum. Newberry - Jonathan Rosenberger; Marshall Rentz(7); T.J. Hoard(8); Dell Lever(9) and Chas Goodwin; D.J. Roberts.
Win-Jonathan Rosenberger(1-0) Loss-Nick Bolleter(0-1) T-2:25
Weather: Chilly, Sunny
Nick Bolleter faced 2 batters in the 3rd.

Game Two: Newberry 12, West Alabama 4
Barbieri hit his first homer in a Newberry uniform to help power the Wolves in another big win in the nightcap.

After the Wolves' defense turned a double play to get Camp out of a jam in the first, Newberry's offense had a two-out rally capped by a two-run double to left by Baur.

UWA scored a run in the top of the second when Mitch Holgate scored on an error, but the Wolves responded when Paige was hit by a pitch and stole second. Bradley blasted a triple to right and was able to score when the cutoff man overthrew his target, putting the Wolves' lead at 4-1.

The Tigers pulled to within one run on an RBI single from Mitch Holgate and Jocobby Robinson's bases loaded hit by pitch in the third.

Newberry put up four runs in the third on an RBI single from Paige, a bloop RBI single by Matt Gaine (Goshen, N.Y.) and a two-RBI fielder's choice by Bradley to make it 8-3.

After West Alabama's Josh Podoris hit an RBI single in the fourth, a one-run single by Cranmer was followed by Barbieri's three-run blast into the pond beyond the left field fence to put the cap on a great offensive day for the Wolves.

Baur was 3-for-4 with two runs and a run scored, while Bradley was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. Barbieri drove in three runs and scored three runs.

Will Robbins (Edgemoor, S.C.; 1-0) got the win on the mound with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing three strikeouts on three hits. Starter Camp allowed four runs - three earned - on six hits, walking five and striking out two.