Newberry up to number eight in NCBWA Poll


Newberry up to number eight in NCBWA Poll
Monday, February 16, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Newberry College Wolves have moved up into the eight spot in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Poll, released Monday afternoon. The Wolves were in the preseason poll for the first time ever that was released on January 23 when they were ranked 10.

Newberry started off slow but has picked up the pace offensively. In a crucial road series win the Wolves took two games from Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate and posted 34 runs in the three game set. Jeff Sneed (Cumming, Ga.) and Robert Kosch (Clemson, S.C.) lead the way for Newberry offensively as the Wolves are hitting a blistering .321 as a team. Sneed is hitting at a .405 clip with a team high 15 hits and 11 RBIs to go along with five doubles. Kosch has come alive as of late and has his average up to .344 with 11 hits, nine runs scored and has drew seven walks.

Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) and JoJo Bradley (Spartanburg, S.C.) missed a few games due to illness but made huge impacts over the weekend in Harrogate. Sheridan is hitting a team high .556 with 10 hits in 18 trips to the plate. He also has four extra base hits, three doubles and a triple. He is slugging .833 and has a .619 on-base percentage. Bradley is hitting an even .400 with eight hits including a double and a triple.

Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) broke out of his shell at Lincoln Memorial as he now has 11 hits in 34 at bats with five doubles, a triple and a home run. He has driven in six runs but has scored a team high 11.

Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) has been dominating on the mound as he is 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA in a conference high 20.1 innings pitched. The southpaw also boasts a 21:1 strikeout to walk ratio on the season, also a South Atlantic Conference best with pitchers striking out over 20 batters.

Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.) has been outstanding on the tail end of games as he is 1-0 on the young season with a 1.80 ERA in four appearances. He has accumulated a pair of saves which is tied for the lead in the SAC and has seven strikeouts.

The Wolves will face off with the GRU Augusta Jaguars at Lake Olmstead Stadium tomorrow with a 4 p.m. first pitch. They will then return home on Wednesday to host the Limestone Saints for a 4 p.m. showdown before a weekend series with the Mars Hill Lions in Mars Hill, N.C. 

NCBWA Southeast Region Poll as of February 16, 2015

Rk

School (1st Place Votes)

Points

2015 Record

1.

UNC Pembroke (10)

109

10-0

2.

Armstrong State, Ga.

80

8-1

T3.

Mount Olive, N.C. (1)

79

8-2

T3.

Lenoir-Rhyne, N.C.

79

10-0

5.

Flagler, Fla.

66

7-1

6.

Erskine, S.C.

62

8-0

7.

Wingate, N.C.

39

7-2

8.

Newberry, S.C.

30

6-3

9.

Columbus State, Ga.

19

6-4

10.

Catawba, N.C.

13

6-3