JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Newberry Wolves outhit the host Carson-Newman Eagles on Sunday, but couldn't convert hits into runs in a 2-0 shutout loss in Sunday's series finale.
Newberry falls to 20-21 overall and 11-13 in the South Atlantic Conference entering the final two weeks of the regular season. Carson-Newman is now 19-21 overall and 11-13 in the league. The Wolves host nationally-ranked Georgia College on Tuesday before visiting Coker on Friday and Saturday.
Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) was the only Newberry player with multiple hits, as the Wolves stranded three runners in scoring position. In the seventh, Chas Goodwin (Greer, S.C.) led off with a walk, moved to second on a ground out and was advancing on a D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.) single, but was gunned down at the plate to end the inning.
The offense's inability to score wasted a strong pitching performance from a pair of Newberry freshmen. Jake Nidiffer (Columbia, S.C.; 3-2) allowed two runs on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks in 6.1 innings, while Austin Walker (Charleston, S.C.) allowed just one single in 1.2 innings of relief.
Carson-Newman's runs came on a solo leadoff homerun by Evan Kirkpatrick in the bottom of the third and a Kirkpatrick run in the fifth after he led off with a double.