MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Newberry Wolves' road woes on Tuesdays continued, as the scarlet and gray came out on the wrong end of a 16-7 decision to the No. 26 Georgia College Bobcats at John Kurtz Field.
Newberry drops to 12-8 on the season entering Wednesday's road game at Pfeiffer in Misenheimer, N.C. Georgia College is now 11-4 on the year.
National RBI leader Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) went 3-for-5 on the day with a solo homerun in the third inning to give him 30 RBIs in 20 games played this season. Alex Kirby (Chapin, S.C.) was 3-for-4 and Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) went 2-for-5 in the contest.
Chas Goodwin (Greer, S.C.) drove in the Wolves' first run with an RBI groundout in the second, but the Wolves trailed 4-1 by the end of that inning as Georgia College had nine baserunners in the first two frames.
After Baur's solo homer in the third, the Bobcats put up four runs in the third and three runs in the fourth to take an 11-2 lead and it looked like the hosts would run away with the game.
The Wolves fought back in the fifth, starting with three straight singles from Cranmer, Baur and Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.), with Barbieri's driving in a run. A walk drawn by Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) would load the bases and Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) drove in a run with a single followed by Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) bringing in another run with a bases loaded walk.
A double play would erase two runners, but Kirby drove in a run with a single before being caught stealing to end the inning with a five spot on the board for Newberry, cutting the deficit to 11-7.
Unfortunately for the Wolves that would be the last true offensive threat, as only one runner reached scoring position in the final four innings and the Bobcats added five more runs to continually pull away.
Jonathan Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) was tagged with the loss to fall to 1-3 on the year after allowing three unearned runs in the first inning. Newberry's defense committed four errors, leading to five unearned runs for GC.