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Win: Ryan Jones (4-0) 9.062004
Loss: Davis Funderburk (0-1) 3.024442
Connor Lewis (LANDER) 512201
Austin Dunn (LANDER) 312101
Tyler Wilson (LANDER) 302010
Jermale Paige (NBY) 401000
Alex Kirby (NBY) 401000
Albert Baur (NBY) 401000
Eric Barbieri (NBY) 401000
D.J. Martinez (NBY) 311000
Brandan Sheridan (NBY) 301200

Wolves shut down in 5-2 loss to No. 4 Lander
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves took an early lead on the No. 4 Lander Bearcats, but the bats were consequently shut down in a 5-2 loss at the Smith Road Complex on Tuesday night.

Newberry falls to 15-10 overall at the halfway point of the season and will visit Tusculum for a South Atlantic Conference series this Friday and Saturday. Lander is now 20-3 on the year and hosts GRU Augusta in a weekend series.

The Wolves started off with the better offensive night, as Alex Kirby (Chapin, S.C.) had a first inning double before being stranded on third and Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) and D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.) each reached with one out in the second.

After a sacrifice bunt, Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) launched a ball into centerfield that eluded a diving Lander defender, rolling out for a triple and staking Newberry to a 2-0 lead.

Lander responded in the third with a leadoff homer by Austin Dunn and a two-run homer from Connor Lewis to make it s 3-2 contest. In the fourth, Lander scored a pair of runs on a balk with two runners in scoring position followed by an RBI triple by Erik Lunde.

From there, both sides' pitching stole the show. Newberry reliever Jonathan Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) pitched 5.1 innings of relief and allowed no runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and a walk.

Lander's Ryan Jones moved his record to 4-0 on the season with a complete game, allowing the two unearned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks. At one point, Jones retired 12 Wolves in order.

Outside of the extra base hits from Kirby and Sheridan, Jermale Paige (Walterboro, S.C.), Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.), Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.) and Martinez collected hits for Newberry.