NEWBERRY - The Newberry College baseball team is ready for their first mid-week matchup of the 2015 season as they will travel to Georgia College and State University tomorrow for a single nine-inning contest with first pitch set for 3 p.m.
WHERE: Milledgevill, Ga. - John Kurtz Field
WHEN: 3 p.m., Tuesday, February 10
RECORDS: Newberry 3-2 and Georgia College 0-3
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv Play-by-Play Chas Goodwin
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.ustream.tv/gcbobcats
LIVE STATS: http://www.gcbobcats.com
WEATHER: Partly cloudy, high of 63 degrees with a slight breeze and no chance of rain
The Wolves (3-2, 2-1 SAC) are coming off of a opening South Atlantic Conference series victory as they picked up a pair of wins on Saturday. The Anderson Trojans took the 7-1 victory on Friday night as L.J. Newman went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and Steven Cooper picked up a pair of hits to lead the Trojans. Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) and D.J. Martinez (Montpelier, Va.) each tallied two hits as Martinez drove in Baur for the Wolves lone run.
Newberry took advantage of their opportunities on Saturday as they took the two game sweep with 4-1 and 6-2 victories. Catcher Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) totaled four hits in seven at-bats for the Wolves as he blasted two doubles and drove in four runs. Second baseman Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) turned in a 3-for-8 performance with a pair of runs scored. Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) picked up his second win of the season as he tossed 6.1 innings scattering six hits. The senior southpaw struck out seven without allowing a walk while giving up only one earned run. Fellow senior Cole Cromer (North Augusta, S.C.) put together a complete game performance in the second game of the twinbill, throwing all seven innings while scattering six hits and allowing two earned runs. He struck out four Trojans while only surrendering a single walk.
The Bobcats are coming off of their 2015 opening series this past weekend as they traveled to the second ranked University of Tampa Spartans. They suffered a series sweep as the Spartans picked up wins of 5-3, 8-7 and 7-2. The Bobcats are led by preseason PBC All-Conference selections Clay Ardeeser, Steve Hazel and Jake Sandlin. Ardeeser was 3-for-13 last weekend with a trio of singles while Hazel was 3-for-8 with four runs scored, two walks and was hit by a pitch twice to carry a .583 on-base percentage. Sandlin was 4-for-12 with a pair of runs scored against the Spartans. Brandon Benson turned in a solid weekend for the Bobcats as he was 4-for-11 with a piar of doubles and three runs scored. Georgia College will send red-shirt freshman southpaw Michael McKinney to the bump. McKinney pitched two innings for the Bobcats in the opener versus Tampa allowing three hits and two walks but did not surrender a run.
Newberry will counter with senior righthander Alex Roberts. The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native will make his first appearance in 2015 and the first time toeing the rubber since 2013 after having shoulder surgery in 2014. Roberts has a career 6-7 record with a 4.97 ERA. He has thrown 116.0 innings while striking out 80 batters and only allowing 35 walks. This will be his 19th start in a Newberry College uniform.