NEWBERRY - Newberry sophomore Albert Baur drove in four runs to lead the Wolves to a 6-4 win over the Francis Marion Patriots at the Smith Road Complex on Tuesday evening.
Newberry moves to 16-13 overall on the season and plays at Augusta State on Wednesday. The Wolves and Jaguars will play at 6 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium, the home of the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets. The Patriots fall to 12-9 on the season.
Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) went 3-for-4 on the day with four RBIs as Newberry banged out 13 singles on the night. Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) and Andy Vogel (Marietta, Ga.) also had three hits apiece on the night.
Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) picked up his first win on the mound, allowing three runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings and striking out four to bring his record to 1-2 on the year. Tyler Sturkie (West Columbia, S.C.) picked up his third save on the season with a perfect ninth inning, inducing three groundouts.
Vogel and Cranmer hit singles in the bottom of the first and Baur's single to left gave Newberry a 1-0 lead. FMU took a 2-1 lead in the third on an RBI double from Will Chandler and a run-scoring groundout by David DeWolfe.
Newberry reclaimed the lead with an RBI single from Baur and a run-scoring fielder's choice by South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week Bradley Nichols (Winter Springs, Fla.) in the bottom of the third to go up 3-2. A Jarrod Reed RBI single for the Patriots tied the game up at 3-3 in the fourth.
The scarlet and gray took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth when Vogel's RBI single with two outs started a rally which was capped by a two-run hit by Baur. The Patriots' Brett Fulmer cut into the lead in the eighth with a run-scoring single off of reliever Will Robbins (Edgemoor, S.C.) before Evan Brown (Columbia, S.C.) shut down the inning to set up Sturkie's save.
The win was Newberry's first win over Francis Marion at home since moving into the Smith Road Complex in 2008.