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Win: Taylor Peed (3-1) 3.000000
Loss: Mike DeLee (1-2) 1.023001
Sean Miller (USCA) 322000
Alex Kirby (NBY) 511000
Ryan Cranmer (NBY) 311000
Albert Baur (NBY) 411000
Eric Barbieri (NBY) 411100
JoJo Bradley (NBY) 301200
Jermale Paige (NBY) 411000
D.J. Martinez (NBY) 401000

Wolves can't hold onto lead in 8-5 loss to No. 14 USC Aiken
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves singled their way to an early lead but were ultimately undone by unearned runs in an 8-5 loss to the No. 14 USC Aiken Pacers at the Smith Road Complex on Wednesday night.

Newberry falls to 19-19 overall entering this weekend's South Atlantic Conference series at Carson-Newman on Friday and Saturday. USC Aiken is now 25-8 on the year.

The first five Wolves to come to the plate all reached on singles, with Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.) opening the scoring with a one-run hit and JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) knocking in two runs. A Mitchell Griffin (Columbia, S.C.) sacrifice fly plated the fourth run of the frame to put the scarlet and gray up by a 4-0 count.

USC Aiken took advantage of Newberry walks, errors, balks and wild pitches to cut the lead to 4-3 in the top of the fourth before Jermale Paige (Walterboro, S.C.) singled with two outs, reached third on a double by D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.) and scored via a wild pitch to push the advantage to 5-3.

A Pacer sacrifice fly in the fifth cut the lead to one run once again. Two errors in the sixth followed by a double by Connor Olivieri gave USCA its first lead at 7-5. A Pacer single to score a run in the eighth capped the scoring.

After Newberry's scoring in the fourth, the Wolves had only four runners reach base, stranding three of those on second base.

Newberry used eight pitchers in the contest with starter Jonathan Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) throwing two perfect innings and Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.) closing the game with the perfect ninth. Only two of Aiken's eight runs in the game were earned.

Bradley drove in two runs on his first inning single as seven Wolves hit singles, with none recording multiple hits.