|March 29, 2014||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Daniel Nations (3-2)||2.0||2||1||1||2||0|
|Loss: Nick Flachofsky (1-5)||1.0||2||1||1||2||0|
|Ivan Vieitez (L-R)||5||2||3||1||0||0|
|Ryan Cranmer (NBY)||5||2||4||2||0||1|
|March 29, 2014||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Ivan Vieitez (3-4)||7.0||4||0||0||2||7|
|Loss: Cole Cromer (3-2)||6.0||7||3||0||0||7|
|Read Brown (L-R)||3||0||2||1||0||0|
|Eric Barbieri (NBY)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
|Nolan Schrenker (NBY)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
|Causey Stanland (NBY)||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|Alex Kirby (NBY)||2||0||1||0||0||0|
NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves took the opening game of their series with the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears in walkoff fashion but couldn't hold onto the momentum as the Bears earned a shutout in the nightcap at the Smith Road Complex.
Newberry falls to 17-18 overall and 9-11 in South Atlantic Conference, while Lenoir-Rhyne is now 9-25 overall and 6-15 in the league. The Wolves and Bears face off in the rubber game at 1 p.m. Sunday, with the Senior Day ceremony honoring the Wolves' nine seniors taking place at approximately 12:40 p.m.
Game One: Newberry 8, Lenoir-Rhyne 7
The Wolves came back from a late two-run deficit to take a walkoff win on a single from Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) in the bottom of the ninth.
The teams combined to commit 10 errors in the game, with the third one of the first inning plating a Newberry run. Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) led off the third inning with a solo homer down the left field line and Mitchell Griffin (Columbia, S.C.) knocked in two runs with a single through the right side to put Newberry up 4-0.
Lenoir-Rhyne would come back to tie up the game after the sixth inning after four unearned runs. A Kosch walk in the bottom of the sixth was followed up by a double error put the Wolves back on top at 5-4 after the bottom of the sixth.
The Bears had a two-out rally in the seventh and an RBI single in the eighth to go up by a 7-5 count and put Newberry on the comeback trail late.
Cranmer and Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.) each brought in runs with singles in the eighth to tie the game at 7-all. Nolan Schrenker (Valrico, Fla.) led off the ninth with a walk and moved over on a sacrifice bunt. After another walk, Kosch laced a single just inside the chalk down the left field line to score the winning run.
In a sloppy game, the Wolves drew nine walks from Bears pitching while L-R committed six errors.
Cranmer led all players with a 4-for-5 game, while Kosch went 2-for-4.
Game Two: Lenoir-Rhyne 3, Newberry 0
A leadoff error on the first batter of the game led to an early rally for the Bears, eliminating a good pitching performance for the Wolves. L-R's Ivan Vieitez pitched a complete game four-hitter to help keep the hosts at bay.
L-R hit four singles to bring in runs in the first before Cole Cromer (North Augusta, S.C.) and Austin Walker (Charleston, S.C.) let just one safe hit through the infield the rest of the game.
Cromer struck out seven Bears with no walks and seven singles in 6.0 innings, while Walker pitched a perfect seventh inning.
Barbieri led off the second with a double but was stranded at third. The Wolves had two runners in scoring position with one out in the third before a pair of strikeouts ended that threat. Only one more Newberry player would reach scoring position in the contest.