NEWBERRY - The Scarlet team evened Newberry College's annual Fall World Series at two games apiece with an 8-6 victory Friday afternoon at the Smith Road Complex.
The deciding game will be played at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Senior Ryan Cranmer and junior Wesley Camp led the Scarlet offensively to the victory. Cranmer hit a towering homerun to straight away centerfield in the first and added an RBI single in the sixth. Camp had a bases clearing triple in the second inning and followed that with a double in the fourth. He finished with four RBIs.
After a shaky start sophomore Daniel Nations pitched four solid innings to pick up the win. Freshman Joe Vonderschmidt came in with the bases loaded and no one out and got three consecutive outs. He pitched three innings to register the save. Freshman Mike Delee took the loss. Freshman Mitchell Griffin had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Gray team and junior Alex Kirby chipped in with two hits.
GAME THREE: Gray 5, Scarlet 4
The Gray team scored two runs in the top of the seventh on consecutive passed balls to take game three of Newberry College's annual Fall World Series.
Game Four is set for 4 p.m. Friday at he Smith Road Complex.
Freshman Jake Nidifer pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win. Senior Anthony Siler pitched a scoreless seventh for the save. Freshman Drew Towery was tagged with the tough luck loss pitching two innings of hitless relief. Junior Ty Powell and senior Drew Gettys had three hits apiece and freshman David Barboza had two hits for the Scarlet.
GAME TWO: Gray 1, Scarlet 0
Junior D.J. Martinez scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Gray team the win in game two of the annual Newberry College Fall World Series.
The series is now tied at one game apiece and resumes at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Junior Cole Cromer and freshman Heath Erhsam traded scoreless innings through five-plus innings. Cromer was outstanding in pitching 6.0 scoreless innings giving up two hits and striking out four. Erhsam pitched five scoreless innings allowing seven hits, but worked his way out of every inning without a run.
Junior Matt Chapman pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. Sophomore Marshall Rentz was tagged with the loss.
Martinez had a double with a run scored for the Gray team. Senior Jermale Paige and sophomore Steven Arango
had two hits each for the Scarlet.
GAME ONE: Scarlet 6, Gray 4
The Scarlet squad took the first game of the annual Newberry College Fall World Series by a 6-4 count at the Smith Road Complex on Tuesday night.
The Gray team opened the 2013 Series by scoring a run in the top of the first. Senior Anthony Siler led off the game with a single and after an error on a pickoff attempt he later scored on an infield groundout by junior Alex Kirby.
The Scarlet team wasted no time answering with four runs in the bottom of the first. After two outs, a hit batter and consecutive singles by senior Zach Morgan and freshman David Barboza plated three runs. The fourth run of the inning scored on an infield error.
The Scarlet would add another run in the top of the second when freshman Robert Kosch led off with a triple into the right field corner and would score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of junior Wesley Camp.
The Gray team loaded the bases in the last inning scoring two runs with RBIs from senior Eric Barbieri and Kirby, but sophomore Marshall Rentz induced a game ending double play.
Camp picked up the win on the mound with Rentz earning the save. Junior Will Robbins was tagged with the loss.
Offensively for the Scarlet, Barboza led the way going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. For the Gray team, Siler had two hits and Kirby chipped in with a pair of RBIs.
Game Two will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith Road Complex.