February 16, 20141234567RHE
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Win: Dale Innes (2-0) 5.075553
Loss: Daniel Nations (1-1) 1.123121
David King (MHU) 404200
JoJo Bradley (NBY) 312110
Trey Scott (NBY) 302200
February 16, 20141234567RHE
Mars Hill0020100362
Win: Wesley Camp (3-0) 5.043111
Loss: Moffitt (0-1) 0.145401
Carroll (MHU) 201100
Tommy Scala (MHU) 301100
Villalobos (MHU) 101000
Andy Runion (MHU) 201000
Caleb Harbin (MHU) 311000
Tommy Ollis (MHU) 101000
Albert Baur (NBY) 323210

Wolves split twinbill with Mars Hill
Sunday, February 16, 2014

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves split the Sunday South Atlantic Conference doubleheader with the Mars Hill Lions, dropping an 8-6 decision in the opening game while cruising to a 12-3 win in the final game.

Newberry is now 7-3 overall and 3-3 in SAC play following the 2-1 series loss to Mars Hill (4-6 overall, 4-2 SAC). The Wolves hit the road for the first time this season on Tuesday for a game at Erskine before hosting GRU Augusta on Wednesday afternoon. The Wolves' first road SAC series will be next weekend at Catawba.

Game One: Mars Hill 8, Newberry 6
The Wolves were able to get runners on base and score, but were unable to execute a shutdown inning in the 8-6 loss which gave the Lions the series win.

Newberry took advantage of wild Mars Hill pitching, as the Lions' staff combined for six walks and six wild pitches. Three of each of those cam from starter Dale Innes in the second inning, as Newberry scored three runs on a wild pitch and a two-run single by Trey Scott (Springhill, Fla.).

The Lions responded in the top of the third with three unearned runs to tie the game. Newberry regained the lead in the bottom of the frame on a sacrifice fly from Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.), but MHU then took the lead with two runs in the fourth to make it 5-4 in the guests' favor.

In the bottom of the fifth, Baur tied the game back up with an RBI single to right, but he was later gunned down at home trying to score from second on a single.

A walk and an error in the top of the sixth put two Lions in scoring position, drawing the Newberry infield in. Phillip Carroll then smoked a single just by the shortstop to score two runs. David King then deposited an RBI single into right field to put the visitors up 8-5.

Newberry had runners on the corners in the sixth and could not score. Mike DeLee (Dorchester, S.C.) made his varsity debut and struck out the side with one single mixed in.

In the last of the seventh, the Wolves made strong contact on pitcher Kevin Searcy, with Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.) placing a double down the left field line before being plated on an RBI single by JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.). Unfortunately for Newberry, every other hard-hit ball in the inning was straight at a Lion defender, ending the game with the winning run on deck.

Bradley and Scott each had two hits with Baur and Scott driving in two runs apiece. King had four hits with two RBIs for Mars Hill, while Carroll drove in three runs.

Jonathan Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) pitched 4.0 innings in the start, allowing five runs - just two earned - with three strikeouts and five hits allowed. Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.) was tagged with the loss, allowing three runs - one earned - on two hits in 1.1 innings of relief.

Game Two: Newberry 12, Mars Hill 3

The Wolves broke open the final game of the series with nine straight singles in the fourth inning to put up an eight-run frame and cruise to a 12-3 victory.

Mars Hill scored first in the third inning, putting up two unearned runs. The Wolves matched that in the bottom of the third on a Baur RBI single and Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) scored from third on a wild pitch.

After inducing an inning-ending double play in the top of the fourth, the Wolves went on a huge rally with 10 straight baserunners and nine straight singles with one out. Only a sacrifice fly would end that surge with the Wolves pushing eight runs across and taking a commanding 10-2 lead.

Mars Hill scratched one run across in the fifth on a Carroll RBI single and the Wolves closed the game's scoring in the bottom of the fifth with a run of extra base hits from the meat of the order as Cranmer, Baur and Barbieri all hit doubles to plate a pair.

Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) moved his record to 3-0 on the year by allowing three runs - one earned - in 5.0 innings pitched on four hits. Cory Brown (Ocean, N.J.) and Drew Towery (West Columbia, S.C.) each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Baur was 3-for-3 in the game while Cranmer, Barbieri and JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) had two hits apiece. The Wolves combined for 15 hits in the contest.