NEWBERRY – The second game of the Newberry Wolves’ Scarlet and Gray World Series went to The Scarlet 2-0 and they clinched the series.
The game was yet again controlled by the Wolves’ pitching staffs as they struck out ten batters while giving up only one walk in the seven inning contest.
Dylan Southerland went the distance for an impressive complete game shutout. He tacked on four strike outs while only allowing five base runners with four on hits and one free pass. The Scarlet squad put up a two-run cushion in the top of the fourth to take the series in a two game sweep.
The Scarlet squad threatened early, as they managed to get men on first and second with only one out. However, Corey Brown managed to work his way out after getting a caught stealing at third base and a strike out to escape the danger.
The top of fourth saw all the scoring for the game as Ty Powell led off the inning with an infield single. Albert Baur blasted a 2-0 fastball into right centerfield for a double as Powell came all the way around to score from first. Jeff Sneed followed up with a double of his own to plate Baur. Scarlet looked to keep up the scoring as they had runners on first and third with two outs however an attempted early steal was snuffed out by the Gray defense to stop the bleeding.
The Gray tried to mount a comeback in the bottom of the seventh as Jojo Bradley led off with a single through the left side. After the hit, they followed it up with strike out and fielder’s choice to quickly put the Gray down to their final out. In a pinch hit situation, Kevin Hastings hit a line drive back up the middle but it was snagged out of the air to wrap up the game and the series for the Scarlet squad.
Zach White led all hitters going 2-2 in the outing. John Mason Reynolds tossing three scoreless innings of relief for the Gray squad allowing only two hits while striking out two.
The series comes to a close tomorrow with a nine inning contest scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.