|February 22, 2014||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: S.Shepard (2-0)||3.1||4||2||1||0||2|
|Loss: Austin Walker (0-1)||0.2||3||3||3||0||0|
|Albert Baur (NBY)||4||0||2||1||0||0|
|Ryan Cranmer (NBY)||4||2||2||0||1||0|
|Jermale Paige (NBY)||4||2||2||0||1||0|
|February 22, 2014||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Wesley Camp (5-0)||7.0||6||2||1||1||5|
|Loss: S.Grant (0-4)||2.0||6||6||6||1||2|
|Albert Baur (NBY)||5||3||4||8||0||1|
SALISBURY, N.C. - The Newberry Wolves scored 18 runs in seven innings in the second game of a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader split at Catawba on Saturday evening. Newberry couldn't hold onto a lead in the first game and lost 10-6 before rallying for an 18-2 victory in the nightcap.
Newberry is now 9-5 overall and 4-4 in SAC play, with Catawba standing at 4-8 overall and 1-3 in the league entering Sunday's rubber game at 2 p.m. in Newman Park.
Game One: Catawba 10, Newberry 6
Catawba scored six unanswered runs in their last three innings at the plate to win the series opener.
Newberry led 1-0 after the top of the first when JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) scored from third on a wild pitch. Catawba tied the game on a Julio Zubillaga sacrifice fly in the second and took a 4-1 lead on a three-run homer by Ethan Satterfield in the third.
Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) led off the fourth with a double to spark a Wolves rally. Three Wolves were hit by pitches with the bases loaded to tie the game up. Newberry took the lead in the fifth on a two-run double by D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.), going up 6-4.
Catawba tied it up on a two-run homer from Cameron Beard in the sixth and took the lead in the seventh on a two-run homer from Keaton Hawks and a bases loaded walk. The hosts put up an insurance run in the eighth.
Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.), Cranmer and Jermale Paige (Walterboro, S.C.) each had two hits, but the Wolves stranded 10 runners on the basepaths. Newberry pitching allowed 14 hits and five walks with only four strikeouts. Austin Walker (Charleston, S.C.) allowed three runs in relief to fall to 0-1 on the year.
Game Two: Newberry 18, Catawba 2
The Wolves blasted off on Catawba pitching in the second game, with Baur falling one RBI short of the conference's single game record with a total of eight RBIs on four hits and three runs scored.
Newberry took a three run lead in the first and Cranmer tanked a three-run homer in the second to put the guests up 6-0. After a short break from the scoring barrage in the third, Newberry scored four runs on a two-run Baur double followed immediately by a two-run homerun by Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.) to go up 10-0.
Baur added to his total with a three-run double in the fifth and a three-run homer that was part of a five-run inning.
Cranmer was 3-for-5 in the game with three RBIs and four runs scored, while Barbieri went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Alex Kirby (Chapin, S.C.) went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs.
Newberry starting pitcher Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) didn't need the outpouring of run support from his teammates, as he threw a complete game, allowing only two runs - one earned - on six hits with five strikeouts and only one walk.
Camp's complete game continued his outstanding start to the season. His record now stands at 5-0 with his five wins at two more than any other pitcher in the conference. His 0.98 ERA is second-best in the conference.
Baur's eight RBIs in the second game puts him at 22 for the year, a lead of seven over the next closest player in the conference - his teammate Barbieri with 15. Barbieri's bomb also ties him for the conference lead in homers with four.