MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Newberry freshman JoJo Bradley tied the South Atlantic Conference single-game doubles record and the Wolves came back from a four-run deficit to take a 10-9 win over the Pfeiffer Falcons at Joe Ferebee Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Newberry moves to 22-17 on the season entering a 6 p.m. Wednesday home game against Benedict. Pfeiffer falls to 13-24 on the season.
Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) became the 20th player in SAC history with three doubles in a game, and the first Newberry player to do so since Jovan Rohena against Brevard on March 22, 2008. Bradley was one of four Wolves with three hits on the day, as Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.), Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) all had a trio of hits.
The Wolves scored in each of the first seven innings, but had to come back from a deficit after the Falcons had two big innings.
Barbieri hit an RBI single in the first to plate Newberry's opening run, while Bradley's first two-bagger of the day drove in a second inning run to put the scarlet and gray up 2-0. The Falcons took advantage of three walks in the bottom of second and a salvo of singles to plate five runs and take a 5-2 lead.
Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) hit an RBI double and was followed by a Barbieri RBI single in the third to cut the lead to a single run. Bradley led off the fourth with his second double of the day and tied on the game on an RBI single by Anthony Siler (Longwood, Fla.). The Falcons took advantage of a Newberry error in the bottom of the fourth to score four runs and push the lead to 9-5.
Faced with another deficit, the Wolves continued to claw away at the hosts' lead. Bradley hit an RBI groundout in the fifth, Siler scored on a wild pitch and Cranmer drove in a run with a groundout in the sixth to get the lead down to one run at 9-8.
In the seventh, Bradley put two runners in scoring position with a double after Sheridan's single. Those Wolves scored on a Zach Morgan (Greenville, S.C.) RBI groundout and Nolan Schrenker's (Valrico, Fla.) game-winning sacrifice fly.
The Wolves' pitching did a great job allowing the offense to come back after the big fourth inning. Hunter Cox (Andrews, S.C.), Alex Roberts (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) and Tyler Sturkie (West Columbia, S.C.) allowed only two Falcons on base in the final five innings to help earn another Newberry win.
Roberts (3-4) earned the win, allowing no runs on one hit and no walks with one strikeout in 3.0 innings of relief. Sturkie earned his fifth save of the season, pitching a shutout ninth inning, allowing a walk.