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Win: Daniel Nations (1-0) 2.031114
Loss: R. Burlison (0-1) 1.242202
Albert Baur (NBY) 433020
Brandan Sheridan (NBY) 503300
L. Augustine (LMU) 403010
Wolves pull out a win in extras against Lincoln Memorial

Wolves pull out a win in extras against Lincoln Memorial
Friday, February 13, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

HARROGATE, Tenn. – The Newberry Wolves used the momentum from Tuesday’s win over No. 26 Georgia College to keep rolling for their fourth win in a row with a 5-3 win over the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters in 10 innings.

Newberry improves to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the South Atlantic Conference while Lincoln Memorial drops to 3-6 on the year and 2-2 in conference play.

Starter Jonathan Rosenberger (Anderson, S.C.) gave the Wolves a strong start on the mound tossing 5.2 innings scattering five hits and only allowing two runs, which were scored on a two-run home run from LMU’s Jonathan Lowe.

Mike DeLee (Dorchester, S.C.) came on in relief of Rosenberger, tossing 2.1 innings of scoreless, one-hit, baseball. Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.) picked up his first win of the season after going two full innings allowing three hits, one run, a walk and striking out four Railsplitters.

Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) paced the Wolves offensively with a trio of hits apiece. Sheridan picked up three RBIs and Baur scored three runs and added a pair of walks. JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Jacob Bass (North Augusta, S.C.) each tallied two each.

Lowe had two hits to lead LMU, including his two-run bomb to right field. Logan Augustine totaled three hits for the Railsplitters. Starter Brandon Jean picked up a no-decision after going 6.1 innings allowing two runs while scattering five hits and striking out eight batters. Reliever Ryan Burlison was tagged with the loss.

The Wolves threatened each of the first four innings, putting a runner on either second or third with two outs but could not manufacture a two-out hit. However, in the top of the fifth Baur drew a two out walk and moved up to second on a wild pitch. Jean got a fly out to left field to keep Baur on second but Sheridan ripped a double to right center to score Baur from second to put the Wolves up 1-0.

Lincoln Memorial answered in the bottom of the sixth as Kelvin Brito picked up a two-out infield single. Lowe then put the Railsplitters up 2-1 with his home run to right. A walk to the next batter and then a single to right center put runners on the corners with two away. Catcher Jeff Sneed picked off counterpart Kyle Floyd at third base to end the bottom of the sixth for LMU.

Newberry immediately countered in the top of the seventh as Baur roped a single to center and later advanced to second on a wild pitch. Sheridan did it again as he laced a single back up the middle to score Baur from second and knot the game up at two.

With the score tied at two in the top of the ninth Bradley led off with a single to left. Baur followed him up with a double to the right center gap but Bradley was thrown at the plate. However, Sheridan came through one more time as he stroked a single to left center to score Baur for the third time of the afternoon and give Newberry a 3-2 advantage.

Nations came on in the bottom of the ninth and gave up a leadoff single through the left side to Burlison. He forced the next batter to strike out but gave up a triple to left to Lincoln Memorial centerfielder Wes Neiderland that plated Burlison from first. With one out and a man on third Nations did not fold and battled back picking up two strike outs to end the ninth and send the Wolves into their first extra-inning game of the year.

In the top of the 10th Bass picked up a double to the left center gap with one out before Kosch put the Wolves back on top with a single to left. Bradley then gave Nations a cushion as he singled down the left field line and scored Kosch from second who had advanced on the throw attempt to get Bass at the plate.

Nations recorded two quick out before giving up a two-out single to left. The next batter struck out swinging to end the game and give the Wolves a 5-3 victory.

“I am proud of how this team handled adversity at the end of the game,” head coach Russell Triplett said. “We had a number of different guys step up in big situations and perform well.”

Newberry and Lincoln Memorial will meet for the Saturday doubleheader tomorrow with first pitch at noon.