NEWBERRY - The Newberry College baseball team is ready for round three with GRU Augusta on Tuesday after taking a huge conference road series from the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters. The Wolves are 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the South Atlantic Conference going into Tuesday's non-conference matchup, the third of the four meetings slated for Newberry and the Jaguars.
WHERE: Augusta, Ga. - Lake Olmstead Stadium
WHEN: 4 p.m., Tuesday, February 17
RECORDS: Newberry 6-3 and GRU Augusta 3-3
LIVE AUDIO: N/A
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.JaguarsRoar.com
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WEATHER: 51 degrees, mostly cloudy with slight winds and a 20% chance of rain
Newberry picked up the pace offensively this past weekend, blasting Railsplitter pitching for 34 runs and a scorching .368 batting average. They tallied 43 hits with 19 going for extra bases, including 15 doubles, three triples and a home run. The Wolves tallied 31 RBIs, slugged .573 and totaled an on-base percentage of .473 for the three game series.
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.
The Jaguars are relying heavily on hitters Drew Taylor, Hunter Boose and Nick Rau. Taylor is hitting .409 on the year, the most among Jaguar players with more than four starts. He has a pair of triples, a home run, four runs batted in and six runs scored on the year. Boose is tied with Taylor for the most hits on the team with nine and is batting .333 so far. Rau is also hitting at a .333 clip but has also added a triple, home run, a team high five RBIs and six runs scored.