NEWBERRY - Jonathan Rosenberger picked up his seventh win of the season and Ryan Cranmer hit two doubles to lead the Newberry Wolves to a 9-4 win over the visiting Anderson Trojans in the first game of a South Atlantic Conference series at the Smith Road Complex on Friday night.
Newberry moves to 21-15 overall and 9-8 in SAC play, while Anderson falls to 10-27 overall and 4-15 in the league. The Wolves and Trojans will play a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game beginning at 1 p.m.
Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) is now 7-0 on the season and allowed only one Trojan to reach base in the first six innings. He finished the night with 7.0 innings pitched, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out seven. Will Robbins (Edgemoor, S.C.) walked one and struck out two in 2.0 innings of relief.
Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) put the Wolves on the board in the first inning with an RBI groundout and the scarlet and gray plated three runs in the second when Anthony Siler (Longwood, Fla.) scored on an error, Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) hit an RBI single and Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) hit a run-scoring double off the top of the fence in left field to give the Wolves a 4-0 advantage.
Siler hit an RBI single up the middle in the third and Baur's RBI single in the fourth made it a 6-0 lead for the hosts. Cranmer hit another double in the sixth and scored on an error to push the lead to 7-0.
After allowing Anderson to score four runs in the top of the seventh, Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.) ripped a double down the left field line and Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Siler followed him with bunt singles to plate a run. Schrenker's sacrifice fly in the seventh capped the night's scoring at a 9-4 Newberry win.
Cranmer was 3-for-5 with two doubles, while Siler went 3-for-3 and also reached on a walk, driving in two runs. Baur and Schrenker also drove in two runs apiece, while Sheridan scored three runs.