|April 19, 2014||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Win: Cole Cromer (5-2)||6.0||7||4||2||1||0|
|Loss: Thomas Goodman (3-4)||6.0||10||5||5||1||3|
|JoJo Bradley (NBY)||4||2||4||2||0||0|
|Steven Cooper (AU)||5||1||3||2||0||0|
|April 19, 2014||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Jake Nidiffer (5-2)||6.1||4||1||0||3||5|
|Loss: Landon Beck (5-5)||6.0||5||2||1||3||9|
|D.J. Martinez (NBY)||3||0||2||1||0||0|
|Garrett Bernardo (AU)||3||1||1||0||0||0|
|Steven Cooper (AU)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
|Brett Cash (AU)||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|Jonathan Zalud (AU)||3||0||1||0||0||0|
ANDERSON - The Newberry Wolves closed out the regular season Saturday with 6-5 and 3-1 wins over the Anderson Trojans at Memorial Stadium, closing out the regular season with the fourth seed in the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament and a nine-game winning streak.
Head coach Russell Triplett earned his 100th win as a collegiate head coach over the weekend and the Wolves finish the regular season with a record of 29-21 overall and a 17-13 South Atlantic Conference record. Newberry was the only team in the conference to complete all 50 regular season games allowed by NCAA rules, as well as the only team in the SAC to play all 30 scheduled conference contests.
Game One: Newberry 6, Anderson 5
Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.) smashed a two-run homerun in the second inning and the Wolves never lost that lead, as Newberry clinched the fourth spot in the Food Lion SAC Tournament with the win.
JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) went 4-for-4 in the game and started the rally with the first single of the game. He was immediately followed by a towering homerun to left field by Barbieri to give the Wolves a 2-0 lead.
With one out in the fourth, Bradley and Barbieri hit back-to-back singles and Bradley scored on a bunt single by Mitchell Griffin (Columbia, S.C.) to make it 3-0. The Trojans came back in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run single by Steven Cooper, cutting the lead to 3-2.
The Wolves rallied with one out in the fifth on a Bradley RBI single and a Jermale Paige (Walterboro, S.C.) RBI single in the sixth pushed Newberry's lead to 5-2. Anderson cut the lead down to 5-4 on an error and a double to score a pair of unearned runs.
Ryan Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) hit a one out double in the top of the seventh and Bradley picked up his fourth single and second RBI of the game to push the Newberry advantage to 6-4.
Anderson threatened to tie the game after a Kyle Bailey sacrifice fly in the seventh. Reliever Matt Chapman (Summerville, S.C.) left the bases loaded in the inning, including his own fielding error. The Trojans drew a pair of two-out walks in the eighth, but Chapman redeemed his earlier error with a stunning barehand play to end the inning. A 1-2-3 ninth inning for Chapman closed out the game on a strong performance.
Cole Cromer (North Augusta, S.C.) moved his record to 5-2 on the season with two earned runs in 6.0 innings on seven hits and one walk. Chapman picked up his third save of the year with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief on a hit an two walks with a strikeout.
Game Two: Newberry 3, Anderson 1
Newberry pitchers Jake Nidiffer (Columbia, S.C.) and Zach Morgan (Simpsonville, S.C.) combined to allow just one unearned run in the season finale and cap the weekend sweep.
Nidiffer carried a one-hit shutout into the sixth inning before a passed ball allowed a run to score and put Anderson's first run on the board.
Bradley walked to lead off the second for Newberry, advanced to third on a Griffin single and scored on a wild pitch to take a 1-0 lead. Cranmer reached on an error to lead off the fourth and stole second. He advanced to third on a deep fly out by Barbieri and scored on D.J. Martinez' (Montpelier, Va.) single.
After Anderson cut the lead to a single run in the sixth, the Wolves added an insurance run in the final inning after Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) led off the seventh with a single and stole second. After advancing to third on a Baur single, Sheridan scored on a wild pitch to cap the scoring.
The Trojans threatened in the bottom of the seventh with a single and two walks loading the bases. Morgan induced a foulout to end the game and close the season on a high note.
Nidiffer moved his season mark to 5-2, allowing one unearned run in 6.1 innings on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Morgan earned his first save of the year in 0.2 innings of scoreless relief and a walk.
Newberry out-hit Anderson 8-4, with Martinez' 2-for-3 day leading Newberry at the plate.